Monday, August 29, 2011

New releases && etc

There are quite a few amazing releases this Tuesday. A few I'm looking forward to:

Crossroads by Jeanne C. Stein (Anna Strong #7)
Oh, Anna! Anna!
Publisher blurb: As a bounty hunter, Anna Strong knew how to find trouble. But now that she's a vampire, trouble seems to have a knack for finding her...

The death of Anna's old vampire mentor is causing ripples in the mortal world. His forensic report has brought up some anomalies and people are asking questions-questions that no vampire wants to answer. Anna needs to lie low, but the sudden discovery of a slew of drained bodies near the Mexican border brings an old flame back into her life and with him, a new challenge. Then, some stunning news from an unexpected source sends Anna and her friend Daniel Frey on a journey that may change both their lives-forever.  Get Chapter one here

Aftermath by Anne Aguirre (Sirantha Jax #5)
Sirantha! Noooooo!


Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. But it’s also in her genetic makeup to go it alone. It’s a character trait that has gotten her into—and out of—hot water time and time again, but now she’s caused one of the most horrific events in military history…

During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, Sirantha went AWOL and shifted grimspace beacons to keep the enemy from invading humanity’s homeworld. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel—and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers.

Accused of dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, and high treason, Sirantha is on trial for her life. And only time will tell if she’s one of the Conglomerate’s greatest heroes—or most infamous criminals… 

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid #6)
Georgina! Be careful!!!!! 

Publisher blurb: Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for. . .
Want more release news? Here's a giant release list, courtesy of writer Suzanne Johnson.

Titles Update: 
Thanks so very much to everybody who commented and voted on titles. As you see, HEAD RUSH and PSYCH OUT were pretty much tied. Honestly, reading people's thoughtful comments and reactions, it made me feel good about both of those titles. (And thanks for all the kind comments about me naming it anything and you'll read it! xox) I'll let you know when a final decision is made. Which should be soon.

The winner of the gift certificate was one Ms. Jess Macallan. Jess, check your email box!  


Bastard said...

I'm quite interested in the Jax series, got myself Grimspace, but haven't decided to read it yet. I tried her Corine Solomon series, and didn't like Blue Diablo and didn't saw much that would hold my interest, so I'm on the fence at the moment with Grimspace, though it seems like it'll be something that's more at my pace.

Pamela {Spaz} said...

Let me know when you start Aftermath, Carolyn!!!!! Oh and Succubus Revealed, too!!!

Bastard - I am a fan of the Corine S series but her Sirantha Jax series eclipses it in awesomeness. Definitely don't let BD deter you from starting Grimspace sooner than later!

Bastard said...

Thanks Pamela. That's pretty much what I thought, I'll give it a shoot sooner rather than later, particularly now that it seems like the series is finished.

I also have her Enclave book, so if I don't end up liking her books it won't be for lack of trying lol.

Carolyn Crane said...

Bastard & Pam:

Totally agree, I think her Grimpace series is far more accessible for people coming out of the SFF realm than that Corine series, which has, I think, more elements of romantic suspense woven in.

Bastard said...

It was a bit of a perfect storm for me. I knew it wasn't a book I'd be interested in, but people kept insisting it was a good series so I caved in.

Part of the problem is that I'm not a fan of psychometry either.

And I don't know, the investigation wasn't working out for me so much and the focus on the love triangle aspect.

It's one of those books that I read, know it's not for me, and just move on, not worth going on about why I didn't like it, etc.

Thought enough of her writing that I got Grimpsace though, I think I'll give it a try late in the month.