Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Releases: September/October 2010

I only have two new releases in my list for the month of September, so I've decided to combine my list for September and October and as you'll see it's a small one at this point.

I would like to highlight a book I previously neglected to mention, a book that I've been waiting for with bated breath -- KILLBOX by Ann Aguirre!

I had this book down as a September 2nd release and didn't realize somewhere along the way the date changed and it turns out the book releases today, August 31st! So, I'm getting my Sirantha Jax and Science Fiction/Romance fix a few days early. I cannot wait to read this book!

The rest of the books I'm looking forward to reading are a mix of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult Fantasy and Historical Romance.

Bayou Moon (The Edge, Book 2) by Ilona Andrews
Release Date: September 28, 2010
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
Visit Ilona Andrews here.

Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
Release Date: September 28, 2010

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.
Visit Carolyn Crane here.

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
Release Date: October 5, 2010
First in an all-new series where seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas.

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans-and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen, as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.
Visit Meljean Brook here.

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 12, 2010
After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.
Visit Rick Riordan here.

A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh
Release Date: October 26, 2010
(First released in 1992 as a Signet Regency)
Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions—especially when a couple seems as well matched as Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden, and his bride-to-be, Eleanor Transome. Ellie brings to the marriage a vast dowry, while Falloden, though distant, is handsome, tremendously desirable, and possessed of a title most young ladies can only dream of sharing.

Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms.
Visit Mary Balogh here.

What are you looking forward to reading in September and October? Any good suggestions?


  1. Oh boy, I am so anticipating THE IRON DUKE! I was at Borders over the weekend to pick up the new Sarah Mayberry and saw the anthology BURNING UP. I just wanted to get a taste of Meljean's writing (I remember you really liking her contribution.) and see if I'd like this Steampunk sub-genre. Both were new to me. I could not stop reading "Here There Be Monsters!" Consider me sold. I really loved Eben & Ivy so much. =)

    I am also looking forward to Megan Hart's, Selfish Is The Heart. October release.

  2. I'm curious about Zoe Archer's book, Warrior - 9/7. It's the beginning of a new series.

    And there's Jaci Burton's Riding the Night - 9/7. Last book in the series.

    Sherrilyn Kenyon's No Mercy - 9/7. Dev's book.

    Lara Adrian's Taken by Midnight - 9/28. The way the last one ended, I'm definitely reading this one!

    And Jill Shalvis' Simply Irresistable - 9/28.

    Wow- that's a lot! LOL

  3. ScorpioM, I'm so glad you enjoyed Here There Be Monsters! Yay! I can't wait to begin that series with The Iron Duke. And going by her other series, I just know she'll do a great job of this one. :) I believe I have Selfish is the Heart in my possible TBB list. :)

    Leslie, I've heard so much already about Zoe Archer's book Warrior, but I'm not sure yet. Looking forward to your thoughts. Ohhh, and Irresistible by Shalvis looks like a possibility for me. You have a great list already. :)

  4. What a line up!!!

    Sirantha Jax!!! Yay!!!

  5. I can't wait to get to Jax! I'm waiting for the book to arrive... Grrrr....

  6. Did you read The Edge, Hils? Just wondering ;)

    Hmmm, my list of September is out at BT :) As for October, Iron Duke is very high on my list :) Definitively will take a look at the new Riordan book :P

  7. Nath, I read and loved On the Edge by Andrews, so I'm really looking forward to William's book! And you know I'm reading the new Riordan book too. The kids in my family have auntie Hils reading the stories first these days, lol! This is one of them. *g*

    I'll check out your list at BT and see what I can get from there. :D

  8. My list for Sept/Oct new releases isn't large. I'm also looking forward to the new Andrews book in the Edge series, Venom which is the 3rd Elemental Assassin book by Jennifer Estep, (print release) of All Jacked Up by Lorelie James, and Veil of Shadows by Shiloh Walker. Oh! And The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks. I didn't plan on picking up the book but I read the heroine was a prisoner kept in Cambodia -- my parents' home country so I'm curious. Lol

  9. Hi Tabz! I can't wait for the Andrews book! I've been meaning to buy the books from the Jennifer Estep series for a while. Have them on my list. I hope Venom is as good as the last two.

    I hope you like All Jacked Up. ;P That book by Banks sounds really interesting. I hope we can get your thoughts on that one.


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