Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Week's Reads

Shetland Unicorns
by engelszorn (DeviantArt)

Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise
Anthology (Goodreads)
**Short stories told from the PoV of the villains of some of the biggest UF series. Just by the list of authors on the cover I was going to grab this one but with this twist I'm even more excited to read it.

The Book of Swords edited by Gardner Dozois
**Went for the short stories this week. This one is based on epic fantasy worlds. I'm only familiar with about half of these authors but always a good way to find new authors.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 10/16/2017

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey (#13 Elemental Masters)
Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards (#1 The Foundling Series)
Birthday Cake and Bodies by Agatha Frost (#9 A Peridale Cafe Mystery)
Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (Deadlands #3)
Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern (#6 The Country Club Murders)
Curtain Call by Denise Grover Swank (#4 Magnolia Steele Mystery)
Decadent Desire by Zuri Day (#9 The Drakes of California)
Deep Freeze by John Sandford (#10 Virgil Flowers)
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson (#2.5 Stormlight Archive)
Forbidden Suns by D Nolan Clark (#3 Silence)
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo by Jon Scieszka (#5 Frank Einstein)
His by Christmas by Teresa Southwick (#10 Bachelors of Blackwater Lake)
In the Still of the Night by David L Golemon (#2 Supernaturals)
In Too Deep by Jordan Marie (#2 Doing Bad Things)
Last Chance by Gregg Hurwitz (#2 Rains)
Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods (#14 Chesapeake Shores)
Mating Needs by Milly Taiden (#2 A.L.F.A. Novel)
Monster by Michael Grant (#7 Gone)
Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women by Emily Brightwell (#36 Mrs Jeffries)
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
Once a Charmer by Sharla Lovelace (#3 Charmed in Texas)
Once Lost by Blake Pierce (#10 Riley Paige Mystery)
Return to Woodbury by Jay R Bonansinga (#8 The Governor Trilogy)
Righteous by Joe Ide (#2 IQ)
Ruthless King by Meghan March (#1 The Anti-Heroes Collection)
Saving Zola by Becca Jameson (#4 Sleeper Seals)
Scorched Shadows by Steve McHugh (#7 Hellequin Chronicles)
Speak of the Wicked by Lotta Smith (#9 Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery)
Sun Warrior by P C Cast (#2 Tales of a New World)
The Legend of Shadow High by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
The Tiger's Prey by Wilbur Smith (#7 Courtney 3)
The Weekend by Rhyannon Byrd (#1 London Affair)
Vallista by Steven Brust (#15 Vlad Taltos)
Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman (#2 Industrial Magic)
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink (#1 Welcome to Night Vale)
Wild On The Red Carpet by Olivia Jaymes (#3 The Hollywood Showmance Chronicles)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Week's Reads

We Have Been Fooled
by  Black-B-o-x (DeviantArt)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper #1 (Goodreads)
**I might have grabbed this one before and never got around to it. Going to give it another try. This seems sorta suitable for the season plus I enjoy historical fictions.

Odd & True by Cat Winters
** I'm not familiar with this one but was initially grabbed by the cover. A curse mixed with monster hunting that's a family affair (of sorts). Cannot wait to start this one.

New Releases ~ week of 10/09/2017

A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron (#3 A Cajun Country Mystery Series)
A Clash of Storms by Bella Forrest (#50 Shade Of Vampire)
A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell (#3 Witches of Lychford)
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
An Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor (#14 Irish Country)
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (#1 Berserker)
Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card (#1 Fleet School)
Come Back To Me by Kathryn Shay (#5 To Serve and Protect)
Dead Man Talking by Jana DeLeon (#1 The Happily Everlasting)
Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander (#12 Emily Ashton)
Death Overdue by Allison Brook (#1 A Haunted Library Mystery)
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (#1 Rise of the Empress)
Game On by Victoria Denault (#6 Hometown Players)
Hexed on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase (#8 Jade Calhoun)
Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford (#2 Viv and Charlie Mystery)
Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson (#3 The Gold Seer Trilogy)
Jax by Cristin Harber (#10 Titan)
Midnight Unleashed by Lara Adrian (#15.5 Midnight Breed)
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (#3 Mr. Lemoncello)
Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early (#2 Vintage Toyshop Mystery)
Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh (#7 Love and Football)
Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz (#11 Alex Rider)
Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson (#7 Josephine Tey)
Playing with Danger by Joya Ryan (#2 Desire Bay)
Quarry's Climax by Max Allan Collins (#14 Quarry)
Rescuing Bryn by Susan Stoker (#6 Delta Force Heroes)
Running Out of Time by Suzanne Trauth (#3 A Dodie O'Dell Mystery)
Skeleton Paints a Picture by Leigh Perry (#4 Family Skeleton Mystery)
Spy School Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs (#5 Spy School)
The Doors at Dusk and Dawn by Bradley P Beaulieu (#0.1 Song of the Shattered Sands)
The Downward Spiral by Ridley Pearson (#3 Lock and Key)
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling (#2 Alvise Marangon)
The Knowing by Sharon Cameron (#2 The Forgetting)
The Mother of Zuul by Michael James Ploof (#4 Epic Fallacy)
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (#.5 Practical Magic)
The Sea Peoples by S. M. Stirling (#14 The Emberverse)
The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare, Holly Black (#4 Magisterium)
The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear (#1 Lotus Kingdoms)
To Guard Against the Dark by Julie E Czerneda (#3 Reunification)
Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi (#3 Ship Breaker)
Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost (#1 A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This Week's Reads

Wonder Woman
by  VarshaVijayan (DeviantArt)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
DC Icons #1 (Goodreads)
**I've enjoyed all the Wonder Woman stuff I've been reading lately. Saw this at the library and had to grab it. All the reviews I've seen on this one are positive, which doesn't always work out for me, but hoping I like this one as much as everyone else has.

Poe: Stories and Poems 
Graphic Novel adapted by Gareth Hinds (Goodreads)
**This is me getting ready for Halloween. Easing myself into it. This is really the only time of year that I do seasonal reads. Graphics to go along with the writings of Poe seemed a good start.

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
The Licanius Trilogy #1 (Goodreads)
While looking for a new fantasy book came across this series. Not really familiar with it or the author but it seems like one that I would like. It's been compared to some big names in this genre which always worries me but there seem to be a lot of good ratings on Goodreads for this one.