New Releases: May 27 – June 2, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on May 28, 2013 @ 7:00 am 7 comments

Title: Obsession
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: sci fi romance
Release date: May 31, 2013 by Orbit


Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?


A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half Moon Hollow, #3) by Molly Harper
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4) by Tessa Dare
Any Other Name (Split Worlds, #2) by Emma Newman

Avenging Angel (The Fallen, #4) by Cynthia Eden
Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2) by Christina Lauren
Beneath the Badge (First Responders, #4) by Donna Alward

Big Sky Summer (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys, #4) by Linda Lael Miller
Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell, #3) by Jenn Bennett
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry (YA)

Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, #10) by Alexandra Ivy
Darkness Bred (Chimney Rock, #2) by Stella Cameron
Deep Deception by Cathy Pegau

Die on Your Feet by S.G. Wong
Fiery Edge of Steel (Noon Onyx #2) by Jill Archer
Forever (The World of Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank

Freefall (Aftershock, #2) by Jill Sorenson
Goddess (Starcrossed, #3) by Josephine Angelini
It Had to Be You (Lucky Harbor, #7) by Jill Shalvis

Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold, #11) by Susan Mallery
Leopard’s Prey (Leopard People, #6) by Christine Feehan
Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead

Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas, #1) by Lori Wilde
Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers, #2) by Nicole Jordan
Of Triton (Of Poseidon, #2) by Anna Banks (YA)

Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James
Prince of Shadows (Moonlight, #8) by Nancy Gideon
SEAL of Honor (HORNET, #1) by Tonya Burrows

South of Surrender (Hearts of the Anemoi, #3) by Laura Kaye
Tempest Reborn (Jane True, #6) by Nicole Peeler
The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl, #1) by Chuck Wendig

The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3) by Kady Cross (YA)
The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters, #9) by Heather Graham
The Secret Life of Lady Julia by Lecia Cornwall

The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides #1), by Mur Lafferty
What a Wicked Earl Wants (The Sinful Scoundrels, #1) by Vicky Dreiling
Wounded Angel (Earth Angels, #3) by Stacy Gail

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This week is a bit of a welcoming of some familiar series titles, oft on the heels of seemingly endless waits (nothing like a good series installment to make any wait seem interminable). This week brings new material from Nicole Peeler (from her Jane True books), Jill Shalvis (of Lucky Harbor fame), and Laura Kaye (with her very popular Hearts of the Anemoi PNR quadrilogy). Brand new series are introduced as well, including a likely winner from Chuck Wendig (guaranteed to be delightfully left of center, with a “loveable thug” protagonist named Mookie Pearl! ^_^) and a historical romance series from Vicky Dreiling. Plenty of great adult-targeted titles to dig into…

Still, there’s a handful of pretty popular releases in YA fiction this week: Goddess, by Josephine Angelini, continues her Starcrossed series with its latest installment of greek mythology-based intrigue, while Of Triton (Poseidon, #2) takes its own turn on the mythological, this time beneath the seas. And then, a couple brand new YA titles are sprinkled in and looking really interesting, as does Life on the Preservation (which may in fact be adult with a teen protagonist), a sci fi with a unique premise that puts a bit of a spin on the post-apocalyptic dystopian trope.

This week’s featured title, Obsession, caught my attention because of it’s origins. It’s set in the same world as the author’s popular YA series… but this title itself is classified as adult. Not the first time this has occured (think Gena Showalter’s Alien Huntress series, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick books), but it sure is interesting when it does happen. Makes me wonder what comes first in such cases….demand that leads the spinoff, or a spinoff to encourage demand? Curiouser and curiouser…

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This week, plenty to see…so what’ll it be? 🙂 Ever read a YA spinoff based on an adult series (or vice-versa)?

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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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  • Gaby May 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I’m very curious about Obsession, Any Duchess Will Do and What a Wicked Earl Wants 😀

  • draconismoi May 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    There is nothing about the cover to Obsession that even hints an SF element. I’ll bet it’s never shelved in the SF section of any bookstores.

  • aurian May 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What a list Alisha! Some of those have been pre orders but there are at least a dozen for my wishlist!

  • LSUReader May 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I’m currently reading (and enjoying) Tessa Dare’ s Any Duchess Will Do. I plan to read the new one by Jill Shalvis, too. Thanks for the list.

  • Jane May 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Really excited about Heather Graham’s “The Night is Watching” and Jill Sorenson’s “Freefall.”

  • Susan May 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Why is that guy on the Ivy cover sniffing his armpit? I really wonder what the heck some of these art/marketing departments are thinking sometimes.

    I had a number of these books on preorder or wish list already, but I did add the Wendig book when I saw it here. I also added the Archer book (and the previous one) to my wishlist–I’m not buying any Penguin books ’til they fix their ebook pricing.

  • Lily B May 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    so many wonderful romance novels! very excited!

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