Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/25/19

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

  • It’s such a shame that summer is at it’s end and fall is right around the corner.  I enjoyed this summer a lot! I was outside sitting in my lawn chair and either listening to a book or reading one.  My best book this summer?  Well…that’s tough.  I gotta say that the book that was most outside my box was #6 in the Walt Longmire series.  It takes place where a western would take place, but it’s a strong mystery.  I loved the book and I swear to you that the narrator IS Walt Longmire.  His voice is perfect.

Title:  Junkyard Dogs
Author: Craig Johnson
Series:  Walt Longmire #6
Narrator:  George Guidall
Release date:  May 27, 2010
Description: A missing thumb and dead developers are only the beginning for Sheriff Walt Longmire

It’s a volatile new economy in Durant, Wyoming, where the owners of a multi-million dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent junk-yard. When a severed thumb is discovered in the yard, conflicts erupt, and Walt Longmire, his trusty companion Dog, life-long friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high plains pressure cooker.

Craig Johnson’s award-winning Walt Longmire mysteries continue to find new fans, and Junkyard Dogs is sure to create many more devotees. The sixth book in the series is filled with Johnson’s signature blend of wisecracks, Western justice, and page-turning plot twists, as the beloved sheriff finds himself star-deep in the darker aspects of human nature, in a story of love, laughs, death, and derelict automobiles.

  • Next we have an exciting announcement. The best looking professor/wizard around is adding to his adventures.  Everson Croft is back, baby.  Brad Magnarella, author of Prof Croft series is releasing a new book sometime around Labor Day.  I will be waiting for it to be hitting my Kindle at midnight on release day.

Title:  Druid Bond
Author:  Brad Magnarella
Series: Prof Croft #7
Release date: September 2, 2019
Description: When the deal you need isn’t the one you want
To protect Vega and her son from the demon-vampire Arnaud, I’ve secured spots for them in a powerful safehouse. The price? Pledging my services to the Upholders, a group searching for stolen loved ones.

My new teammates are a young minister, a snarky half-fae, a hulking mermaid, and a druid with major control issues. Bonded by said druid’s magic, I couldn’t wriggle out of this deal if I were coated in wizard’s oil.

Now we’re hunting demons in a past version of New York City that’s on the bad side of strange. But I can’t stop thinking about Arnaud. He’s too close to the ones I cherish, and growing more powerful by the hour. He’s also obtained an enchanted item that could undo their protection.

I need to fulfill my contract to the Upholders and get back home. But dangers here are mounting, verging on biblical. If I don’t crank my magic to eleven and become the leader this team needs, I may never see Vega again…

Or hold our future child.

  • Ok, here’s the deal. Ever since reading Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews, I’ve been stewing over it in the back of my brain.  I really liked that book, so I’m going to go on to book #2.  However, Ilona Andrews will be releasing an addition to a series that looks pretty darn good too.  I’ve detailed the series below since I haven’t even started book #1.

Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy series
Description:  Hidden Legacy is set in the world much like our own, where over a hundred years ago several countries developed Osiris Serum, a solution that awakened one’s latent magical powers. They gave that serum to everybody willing to risk dying from it. Eventually they figured out that giving humans ability to spit fire and summon monsters wasn’t such a good thing, but by that point it was too late. The magical powers turned out to be hereditary.

Now the world is ruled by magical dynasties, powerful Houses, who marry for magic, maintain private armies, and own global corporations. Imagine the aristocratic families like Medici or Tudors, but in addition to being ruthless and cunning, they can now create a tornado or breathe life into a sculpture and use it to pummel their enemies.

In this world, in the city of Houston, lives the Baylor family. Three sisters, Nevada, Catalina, Arabella, their two cousins adopted into the family, Bernard and Leon, their veteran mother Penelope and their Grandma Frida. Together they run Baylor Investigative Agency, except for Grandma Frida who has her own business fixing mobile artillery for the Houston’s magical elite. The Hidden Legacy chronicles their lives, relationship, and adventures. (Description courtesy of ilona-andrews.com)

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About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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