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Nell’s Next Month New Release List

New releases.  We all love, love, love them.  The next in a series. The start of a new series by a favorite author.  A new world to escape into.  A new author whose writing will make you fall in love.  I love new releases and I want to share my excitement for what books are being released in February.

#1Melissa Olson is a fabulous writer.  She writes two favorite series of mine: Boundary Magic and Scarlett Bernard.  She’s coming out with a new series, Disrupted MagicScarlett Bernard is in this series but also features a character that does “walk-ons” in Boundary Magic series.  I especially love how the worlds and characters run together – it makes me feel like it’s my own little community.  It will be released February 7, 2017.

midnight-curseTitle:  Midnight Curse
Author: Melissa Olson
Series: Disrupted Magic #1
Description:  Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As a human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett’s job is to keep the supernatural world hidden—at any cost.

On the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with twelve human college students…and in one terrible night, she slaughtered them all.

Scarlett believes Molly’s been set up, but no one else in the Old World agrees with her. And the true perpetrator is determined to make sure Molly goes on trial for the massacre—the penalty for which is death.

With less than two days to prove her friend’s innocence, Scarlett calls on former LAPD detective Jesse Cruz to help her dig into Molly’s past. But no one—Molly included—wants Scarlett and Jesse to bring the terrible truth to light.

#2  Hungry Ghosts is the continuation of the Eric Carter series by Stephen Blackmoore.  Fans have been waiting for a couple of years for this next release, but we are all happy about the dedication the author shows to his work.  Hungry Ghosts was ready but the author felt it could be better, so he trashed it and started over.  I appreciate the honesty and the gamble Stephen Blackmoore showed when he could have just released a book.  Now he’s about to release A BOOK!

Title:  Hungry Ghostshungry-ghosts
Author: Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #3
Description:  Necromancer Eric Carter’s problems keep getting bigger.

Bad enough he’s the unwilling husband to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte, but now her ex, the Aztec King of the dead, Mictlantecuhtli has come back and it turns out that Carter and he are swapping places. As Mictlantecuhtli breaks loose of his prison of jade Carter is slowly turning to stone.

To make matters worse both gods are trying to get Carter to assassinate the other, but only one of them can be telling him the truth. And whichever god is left standing Carter’s likely to suffer the consequences.

Carter’s solution? Kill them both.

If he wants to get out of this situation with his soul intact he’ll have to go to Mictlan, the Aztec land of the dead, and take down a couple of death gods while facing down the worst the place has to offer him: his own sins.

#3  The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey.  Now, this author doesn’t need me to promote his books, but if you like his humor, you’ll appreciate the heads up that this book will be released on February 28, 2017.

wrong dead guyTitle:  The Wrong Dead Guy
Author: Richard Kadrey
Series: Another Coop Heist #2
Description:  In this fast-paced sequel to The Everything Box—the second entry in New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s comedic supernatural series—chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic.

Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device—heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop’s boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf. With the help of his pals Morty, Giselle, and a professor that’s half-cat, half-robotic octopus, Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch.

It’s not Coop’s fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus they didn’t find the mummy they were expecting. Well, it was the right mummy, but it wasn’t exactly dead—and now it’s escaped, using a type of magic the organization hasn’t encountered before. Being a boss, Woolrich blames his underling for the screw-up and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto.

Digging into Harkhuf’s history, Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscript that will help him bring his old lover back to life.

Which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t a warrior sorceress hell-bent on conquering the world with her undead armies.

Coop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos. It’s one thing to steal a mummy, but another to have to deal with head-hunting bureaucrats, down-on-their-luck fortune tellers, undead mailroom clerks, and a rather unimpressed elephant. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere to run. If he wants the madness to stop, he’s going to have to suck it up and play hero one more time. But if Coop manages to save the world AGAIN, he’s definitely going to want a lot of answers. And a raise.

#4. Again, this next author doesn’t need me to plug her book, but she is one of my favorites, so it behooves me to let you know. This book will be released February 7, 2017.

Echoes in DeathTitle:  Echoes in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #44
Description:  As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock, the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”…

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

#5  Amy Braun has been working like a demon to keep us all wanting more of the Dark Sky series.  The unfortunate thing is that this is the last book in this series. Obsidian Sky releases February 7, 2017.  That’s going to be one hell of a busy reading day for me!!

obsidian skyTitle:  Obsidian Sky
Author: Amy Braun
Series: Dark Sky
DescriptionThe final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…

After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.

In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.

Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.

#6 on the list is Kim Harrison‘s The Turn from the Hollows series—-the prequel to the Hollows and the story of how the supernats came out of the closet and everyone stopped eating tomatoes.  It will release on February 7, 2017.

Title:  The Turnthe-turn
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: Hollows
Description:  Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce fans and readers to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan’s world as they’ve never seen it before!

Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government’s new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved.

Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.

#7  The Burning World by Isaac Marion, the long-awaited sequel to the apocalyptic zombie novel, Warm Bodies, releases February 7, 2017.

burning worldTitle:  The Burning World
Author: Isaac Marion
Series: Warm Bodies #2
Description:  Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one.

And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.

How do you fight an enemy that’s in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn’t want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.

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Author Announcement Re: Treasure & Treason by Lisa Shearin

Hot off the blazing interwebs of email…

Lisa Shearin‘s new Raine Benares book, Treasure & Treason will be released November 15, 2016.  The book description below is fresh from the powers that develop jacket covers.  This is #8 in Raine‘s series, right after Wedding Bells, Magic Spells.

treasure-and-treasonTitle:  Treasure & Treason
Author:  Lisa Shearin
Series:  Raine Benares #8
Description:  An ancient power. 

Hidden for millennia in a legendary city on an uninhabited continent, the Heart of Nidaar can harness the forces of nature itself. In the wrong hands, the artifact is a weapon that can command the power of the earth and seas to destroy all life. Just the type of power a sinister goblin brotherhood finds irresistible. In their hands, kingdoms will be forced to surrender to their rule. 

A team of royals and rogues.

Chief mage (and nearly rehabilitated practitioner of black magic) Tamnais Nathrach is the perfect goblin duke to stop them. Along with elf pirate Phaelan Benares, these two have a roguish plan to sail to Aquas and snatch the Heart of Nidaar before it can fall into the wrong hands. After all, stealing hearts is what these two do best. Who cares if goblins and elves have been in a near constant state of war for centuries? This common enemy is enough motivation for some teamwork and a little professional competition.

The adventure of a lifetime.   

Perhaps Tamnais and Phaelan have forgotten one small fact. Expeditions that sail to the continent of Aquas never return. It’s a blighted wasteland filled with creatures from nightmare and Tamnais might have failed to mention that the Heart has guardians, an ancient race willing to use deadly force to keep themselves and the artifact hidden. Alliances are tested, courage is challenged, and nothing less than the future of all life in the Seven Kingdoms is at stake in the deadliest—and most competitive—treasure hunt of all time.

Nell’s Gossip and Sunday Book Hunt 10.30

Welcome to One Book Two. I love gossip and what gossip is any better than book or author gossip? Normally, I’m not one to go around repeating rumors, so be sure you listen close the first time.Nervous_Nellie_100

It’s amazing, but it’s been pretty quiet around the One Book Two site as of late.  Since that is the situation, instead of gossip this week, I’m going to let you in on the anticipated new releases for November.  It’s not like we don’t already have a mountain of TBR books, but who can resist?

shadowed-soulsTitle:  Shadowed Souls
Authors: by Kerrie L. Hughes (Editor), Jim Butcher (Editor), Seanan McGuire (Contributor), Kevin J. Anderson  (Contributor), Rob Thurman  (Contributor), Tanya Huff (Contributor), Kat Richardson  (Contributor), Jim. C Hines (Contributor) , Anton Strout  (Contributor), Lucy A. Snyder (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Erik Scott de Bie (Contributor)
To be published:  November 1, 2016
Description:  In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad…

New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.

In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner…

And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters.

ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY

Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *

The Dresden Files #14.5
Cal Leandros #10.5 – Impossible Monsters
InCryptid #5.1 – Sleepover


Title:  Curse on the Landcurse-on-the-land
Author:  Faith Hunter
Series:   Soulwood #2
To be published:   November 1, 2016
Description:  Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own…

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…


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Title:  Weregirl
Author: C.D. Bell
To Be Published: November 1, 2016
Description: Eager to escape her small hometown, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. A chance encounter with a trapped wolf while out on a run leads to powerful and frightening changes, and one day, Nessa is transformed into a full werewolf. Now Nessa must navigate the challenges of high school while coming face to face with true human darkness, as she tries to make peace with her new wild nature.


Title:  Romancing the Inventorromancing-the-inventor
Author:  Gail Carriger
Series:   Supernatural Society #1
To be published:   November 1, 2016
Description:  Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve’s heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate Sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be read in any order.


Title:  Black Black BulletBullet
Author:  L.D. Rose
Series:   The Order of the Senary #2
To be published:   November 9, 2016
Description:  Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear—


hellboundTitle:  Hellbound
Author:  J.A. Cipriano
Series:   The Thrice Cursed Mage #6
To be published:   November 10, 2016
Description: My name is Mac Brennan and if you haven’t guessed, I got myself trapped in Hell because I couldn’t bring myself to kill my Ex. It was a split second decision that left me trapped in Mammon’s domain with no way out.
Now, if I want to get out of Hell alive, I’ll have to rely on the girl who shot me and left me for dead. Twice. Not the best odds, sure, but I’ve had it worse.
Unfortunately, the Prince of Greed still wants her dead, and let’s just say that isn’t an ironic title because of his selfless nature. No, what Mammon wants, Mammon gets.
Usually.
My name is Mac Brennan, and it’s time to give ‘em Hell.


Title:  Rhapsodicrhapsodic
Author: Laura Thalassa
Series: The Bargainer #1
To be released: November 15, 2016
Description: Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.


luciferTitle:  Lucifer
Author:  DB Reynolds
Series:   Vampires in America #11
To be published:   November 18, 2016
Description: 
Montreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.

Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.

Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.

Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate, but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .


Title:  The Operator  the-operator
Author:  Kim Harrison
Series:   The Peri Reed Chronicles #2
To be published:   November 22, 2016
Description:
On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.

Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.

Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.  

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first-circle-clubTitle:  First Circle Club
Author:  Alex Siegel
Series: First Circle Club #1
Description: When Virgil is betrayed and murdered, he thinks his days of catching fugitives as a U.S. Marshal are over. He is condemned to an eternity of filing paperwork in the First Circle of Hell. Then a demon lord gives Virgil an unprecedented assignment. He will return to Earth as part of a team: two souls from Heaven and two from Hell. They must stop another damned soul who escaped and is now murdering teenagers on Earth. The serial killer has supernatural skills and is part of a larger conspiracy which is well prepared for a fight. If he is not careful, Virgil could be murdered a second time.

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Title:  Paradise Hackedparadise-hacked
Author: Alex Siegel
Series: First Circle Club #2
Description: Detective Thomas Haymaker finds a mangled, burned corpse on a golf course, and the First Circle Club is called upon to investigate. With two members sent down from Heaven, and two from Hell, the Club can solve the most diabolical mysteries. They learn that the murder victim had found a way to sneak into Heaven, a trick that should be impossible. As the investigation proceeds, Virgil’s team contends with military conspiracies, deadly scientific experiments, and a secret alliance between an angel and a demon. Meanwhile, the body count rises, but more than human lives are at stake. The ultimate target for destruction is Paradise itself.

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March New Releases!

March is going to be a busy month. Spring is coming (Woot!) and so many books!!!


21806701Title: Chaos Choreography
Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: InCryptid #5
Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher’s Description: Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She’s rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her—or so she thinks. When Verity gets the call from the producers of Dance or Die, the reality show she almost won several years before, she finds the lure impossible to resist, and she and Dominic are off to L.A. for one last shot at the big time.

Of course, nothing is that simple. When two contestants turn up dead, Verity will need every ally she can find with the investigation, without blowing her cover…


I love this series.  This popular adventure/vampire romance keeps going strong.

Title: Midnight Marked
Author: Chloe Neill20556439
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #12
Release date: March 1, 2016

Publisher’s Description: A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long…

Merit is one of Chicago’s most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn’t scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won’t give up until he owns the Windy City.

With his last plan thwarted, he’s more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House’s vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire…

In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything…


I’ve waited 2 long years for this book.  I don’t know how Miranda is going to get things sorted out this time.

25086330Title: Shadowstorm
Author: Dianne Sylvan
Series: Shadow World #6
Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher’s Description: In the sixth novel of Dianne Sylvan’s Shadow World series, vampire Queen Miranda Grey’s immortal family is on the verge of breaking. She and her husband David now rule most of the United States since their mysterious new enemy, the Order of the Morningstar, began assassinating the leaders of the vampire world. Her best friend Deven is a broken ghost of who he once was after a loss that should have taken his life. And Nico, the creature who left his entire world behind to help them, is losing his immense arsenal of magical power – and his will to live – inch by inch.

But now, in the midst of a national tour to support her recent album, the situation goes from bad to worse: Miranda’s darkest secret is about to cause her two worlds to collide. When Morningstar moves more of its pieces into place and nearly destroys one of her own, the only choice Miranda and her family have is a gambit so audacious it could change the entire game…but will the fallout be a blessing, a curse, or something made of both?


Title: Marked in Flesh
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4
Release Date: March 8, 201622062202

Publisher’s Description: Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…


Fire TouchedTitle: Fire Touched
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Release Date: March 8, 2016

Publisher’s Description: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

January New Releases!

OHHHHH!  I love new release day!  It gets so exciting when I get to spend time with favorite Nervous_Nellie_100characters again!


OMG! OMG! I love, love, love this series!! This series is a series that cannot be missed.  Charley Davidson has a sense of humor that I can totally appreciate.  The writing is great and the characters (ahem….Reyes Alexander Farrow – whew!  Is it hot in here?) are very well developed.

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Title: The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson Book 09
Release Date: January 12

Publisher’s DescriptionIn a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


Another series I can sink my teeth into! When we last left our heroes….well, I really shouldn’t tell because what if you didn’t read #4?  If you didn’t read #4, or any of the others, GO GET THEM!  You don’t want to miss this!!

TitleDreamwalker17621449
Author: Allyson James
Series: Stormwalker Book 05
Release date: January 20, 2016

Publisher’s DescriptionJanet discovers the master mage, Emmett Smith, on her trail when he announces his intent to steal Janet’s magic mirror. Janet already has her hands full trying to keep her sister Gabrielle under control as well as plan her upcoming wedding to Mick and taking care of the weird creatures that suddenly turn up at Barry’s biker bar.

When Janet is knocked out fighting the creatures, she wakes up seemingly in the past, after she and Mick had first met and traveled across country by motorcycle, alone and free. The dream seems so real that Janet begins to forget it isn’t.

The dreams call Janet back, each one more powerful than the last, threatening to tear her apart and away from Mick forever. Janet and her friends—Mick, Cassandra, Nash, Gabrielle, Coyote, and the dragons—must thwart this greatest of magics before it splits them into fragments and leaves the world vulnerable to the most evil of evils.


I am a serious fan of Atticus.  It seems like his mouth gets him in trouble more often than not!!!

16280689Title: Staked
Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles Book 08
Release Date: January 26

Publisher’s DescriptionThis hilarious and action-packed urban fantasy series is set in a modern world in which all the gods of every pantheon are alive and well, as in American Gods; its hero is a smart-mouthed, buttkicking magician, like Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden. But it’s told in a smart, witty, unforgettable voice that’s all Kevin Hearne—a star in the fantasy world. This addictive and wildly imaginative series stars hero Atticus O’Sullivan: a handsome, tattooed Irishman who looks like a young rock star, but is in actuality a 2,000-year-old Druid with extraordinary magic powers. In Staked, Atticus has his final confrontation with the clan of vampires who have been bent on destryong him—including Leif, his former best friend and now enemy.


23529245Title: The Brimstone Deception
AuthorLisa Shearin
Series: SPI Files Book 03
Release Date: January 26

Publisher’s DescriptionIt’s called Brimstone. And after the first few hits, you’ll see every supernatural beast sharing the sidewalk, train, or office with you. After that, you’ll start seeing the really scary stuff.

I’m Makenna Fraser, seer for the SPI. And the collateral damage caused by Brimstone is something I’d like to unsee: dead drug dealers missing their hearts—and souls. Because your local pusher doesn’t stand a chance against the new cartel muscling its way into New York. And since the drug can only be produced with magic and molten brimstone fresh from Hell, that means a rift to the underworld is open somewhere in the city.

And when—not if—the cartel loses control of it, well…

It’s going to be Hell on earth.


This series is another hit from Lisa Shearin.  At time of posting, the author hasn’t finished the description of this story, but I get the feeling that this may be the ending of the series.

26293901Title: Wedding Bells, Magic Spells
AuthorLisa Shearin
Series: Raine Benares Book 07
Release Date: January 26

Publisher’s Description: Coming soon!