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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/18/19

 

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.

  • I always enjoy Melissa Olson’s books but the Boundary Magic series was especially good.  I’m behind in the series, which is not a surprise.  So many books, so little time…

Title: Boundary Haunted
Author: Melissa F. Olson
Series:  Boundary Magic #5
Release date: December 3, 2019
Description: Months after her battles in Wyoming, Allison “Lex” Luther is still struggling with the aftereffects of the psychic attack she suffered—and with the new developments in her own magic.

Then Lex’s boss, the cardinal vampire of Colorado, passes along a strange request from her counterpart in Atlanta. Hundreds of Civil War spirits have abruptly vanished in Beau Calhoun’s territory, and he wants Lex to figure out why. In exchange, Beau can help her understand boundary magic, which runs in his family line as well.

Despite her trepidation, Lex journeys to the Deep South, where she discovers that ghosts are everywhere…and that her host’s intentions are more complicated than he promised. It seems his teenage descendant is being hunted, and both Beau and Lex fear the young woman’s boundary blood may have made her a target.

With Atlanta’s history looming over her every move, Lex will have to face Beau’s ghosts—and her own—to prevent a boundary magic attack she never dreamed possible.

  • Teresa Gabelman has been on top of her game.  She just released Viktor on April 27, 2019. Next, she’s releasing Tessa’s story on September 9, 2019.  This is the second installment of The Mate Series which is spotlighting each VC Warrior’s spouse and showing, in some cases, that mate/marriage takes work.  And a lot of it.

Title:  Tessa
Author: Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Mate Series
Release date: September 9, 2019
Description: Tessa Pride, mate to VC Warrior Jared Kincaid, is doing everything in her power to become a respected Warrior in her own right. Unfortunately, her mate isn’t quite as excited about her passion. Tessa walks into the role with a newfound sense of determination knowing her decisions could end her relationship with the man she loves.

With everything to lose, Tessa steps into the battle of earning the right to walk next to her mate in life, love, and work. Though she is also ready to walk alone if necessary, she will make sure Jared Kincaid regrets that for the rest of his life.

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.

  • Here’s a listing of The Protector series.  The premise is the same in all the books meaning big bad vampire protecting vulnerable human and then falling in love. I like these books because i like Teresa’s writing style and I like the family unit concept.

The Protectors Series:
Damon – Book #1
Jared – Book #2
Duncan – Book #3
Sid – Book #4
Adam – Book #5
Slade – Book #6
A Warrior Wedding – Book #7
Jax – Book #8
Sloan – Book #9
Blaze – Book #10
The Invisible Warrior – Book #11
Ronan – Book #12
Viktor – Book #13

  • ALERT! ALERT!  NEW TO ME SERIES!

This series was recommended to me by none other than Ruby Lee.  I gotta hand it to her, it looks really good to me. Besides, LOOK AT THAT COVER!!  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve got the books in my cart and will click the button any minute.

Title:  Dark Beginnings
Author: Michael Robertson, Jr.
Series: Lance Brody series
Release date: November 10, 2016
Description: From his birth, Lance’s life has been different. With visits from lingering spirits, telepathic whispers, and an uncanny ability to solve the unexplainable, Lance has spent the first twenty-two years of his life in his small hometown, wishing only to be normal. His mother is his most trusted confidant, and together they’ve survived as Lance comes to grips with his gifts, his burdens, and the unsettling knowledge of the darkness that lives among us.

But now, there’s a new evil in town. A darkly powerful duo who’ve arrived and know exactly what Lance is. And they want him for their own.

As Lance’s world is quickly turned upside down and tragedy unfolds, he suddenly learns his purpose may be much larger, and much more dangerous, than he could have ever imagined.

BOOKS IN THE LANCE BRODY SERIES:

0: Dark Beginnings (Prequel Novella)
1: Dark Game
2: Dark Son
2.5: Dark Deception
3: Dark Shore
4: Dark Vacancy

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Book Spotlight The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

One Book Two is spotlighting author  and her new release in the series.  Below is the blog tour sites participating in reviewing this new book:

Title:
The Lady in the Coppergate Tower
Author:
Nancy Campbell Allen
Series:
Steampunk Proper Romance #3
Publisher:
Shadow Mountain Publishing
Release date:  August 6, 2019
DescriptionHazel Hughes has spent her life believing she is a Medium—someone who can talk to ghosts. But as of yet, that skill has remained frustratingly elusive. She is also suffering from a reoccurring childhood dream of someone who looks almost exactly like Hazel, but this dream version of herself is slowly going mad.

Sam MacInnes is a talented surgeon who runs in the highest social circles thanks to his family’s position and history. When Sam hires Hazel to assist him with his medical practice, he is immediately drawn to her intelligence, wit, and beauty.

Their potential relationship is derailed one evening when a mysterious count arrives in London and reveals to Hazel the truth about her past: she was abducted at birth and her twin sister has fallen dangerously ill.

Hazel agrees to travel to Romania with Count Petrescu in order to save her sister, and Sam insists on accompanying her. The count has secrets, though, and the journey grows more sinister with every mile that draws Hazel closer to her homeland. Even as her feelings for Sam become deeper and more complicated, she fears she might not survive the quest to save her sister with her heart intact, not to mention her life. She must learn to draw on gifts she doesn’t know she has if they are going to ever return home again.

Hazel and Sam must fight their way past dark magic, clockwork beasts, and their own insecurities as they try to reach her sister in the impenetrable Coppergate Tower before time runs out.

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/11/19

 

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.

 

  • Ok…these aren’t an actual hunts.  It’s more like a stalk.  Kristi Charish is one of my favorite authors and she’s released the cover for VooDoo ShanghaiKincade Strange #3.  I don’t know when it’ll be released.  I don’t know what it’s about.  But…the cover looks great!
  • I think I mentioned that Lisa Shearin is branching out to the paranormal thriller genre.  She’s not leaving SPI Files or Raine Benares – those series will continue.  This new series comes with a title of The Entity Game.  There is no description or cover as it’s in it’s initial edits. Stay tuned for any information.  You’ll get it as soon as I do.
  • Now, an update on Faith Hunter.  Jane Yellowrock #13, Shattered Bonds will be up for preorder sometime in September and that also counts for the audiobook.
  • Faith has also come up with the next Soulwood novel (a/k/a Nell #5).  It’s title is tentatively Spells for the Dead.  If I find out more info, I’ll share it.
  • This year marks the 10 year anniversary that we have been riding with Jane Yellowrock.  I can hardly believe it.  It all started with Skinwalker in 2009. Just keep in mind there aren’t many Jane Yellowrock novels left to write.  I think Faith intends to bring the series to an end at book #14.

 

 

  • Lara Adrian released a new book on July 30th in the Midnight Breed series.

Title:  Break the Day
Author: Lara Adrian
Series:  Midnight Breed #16
Release date:  July 30, 2019
Description: After a shocking betrayal nearly killed him
and the people he cares about the most, what Breed warrior Rafe wants more than anything is revenge against the insidious brotherhood called Opus Nostrum. But to achieve that goal, he must turn his back on the Order and infiltrate a dangerous gang with ties to Opus. Risking everything to redeem himself and carry out his deep-cover mission, Rafe will let nothing stand in his way–least of all his desire for one of the loyalists he should despise, a mysterious, dark-haired beauty named Devony Winters.

But Devony has secrets of her own to protect, as well as a personal duty she will do anything to fulfill. And as a daywalker passing herself off as human to the gang she’s been embedded with for months, the last thing she needs is a dangerous former member of the Order unraveling all her hard work. Her plans depend on keeping Rafe at arm’s length, but if she surrenders to the dark need he stirs within her, it will be her heart that pays the ultimate price.

  • I started reading Steve McHugh in 2012.  His first book is called Crimes Against Magic and I loved it.  He never thought it would be a best seller and rocket his series into more reader’s hands than he imagined. Steve has since finished the Hellequin Chronicles and has started two more new series.  One is the Avalon Chronicles, which I have not read and this new one listed below.  I really need more reading time.  Call my boss, will ya?

Title:  Sorcery Reborn
Author: Steve McHugh
Series: Rebellion #1
Release date: November 28, 2019
Description:  He doesn’t need a weapon. He is the weapon.

After losing his powers in an epic battle between good and evil, former sorcerer Nate Garrett finds himself living as a humble human in Clockwork, Oregon. While the world thinks Nate is dead, his friends continue to fight against Avalon and the evil it’s intent on spreading.

Avalon’s forces turn up in Clockwork, and Nate’s frustration grows with every passing day his magic doesn’t return. He finds himself trying to stop Avalon’s plans while hiding from enemies who would destroy everything in their path to see him dead.

Avalon’s darkness begins to threaten the people Nate cares about, and an old nemesis returns; magic or no magic, he has no choice but to fight. But will Nate see his magical powers reborn before the entire town—and everyone he loves—is destroyed?

 

Until next week……….

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 8/4/19

 

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.

  • Wow, summer is sure scooting by this year.  I’ve kept up my end of the bargain so far – I read nearly 6 books a month – more if I can.  It’s the best to be able to sit outside with the doggo and read…and read…and read.  I have listened to a lot of audio books since I’ve been on the road with work.  Right now, I’m listing to a book that caught my attention.  It’s by Craig Johnson, part of the Walt Longmire series called Junkyard Dogs.  I got hooked on Longmire when it was on TV.  I never realized it was a book series.  Boy, I was really not clued in.

Anyway, Walt is a bit out of my wheel house, but I’m about 75% finished and it’s really good.  The narrator is super.

With that being said, here’s a book that is a little closer to my normal reading.  The last book in this series was released on June 10, 2019.  This new little gem will be released December 30, 2019.

Title:  Blood and Blade
Author: Lauren Dane
Series:  Goddess with a Blade #6
Release date:  December 30, 2019
Description: It’s been only days since Rowan and her friends eliminated the immediate threat to magic users and Vampires, but they’re already back on the hunt. Rowan’s out for vengeance, and she’s never been more driven—or angry. But she’s up against a being stronger than any she’s ever fought. To bring it down she’ll need more than the powers the goddess Brigid gave her…

This time she’ll need her friends, too.

She knows her husband will always have her back. As an ancient Vampire and Scion of North America, Clive has more clout and dominance than almost anyone. Rowan’s small but trusted inner circle insist they’ll join her in the thick of the battle, even as she argues it’s too dangerous for them. She’s also got a new dog. Familiar. Whatever. Star is a magical being put in Rowan’s path to help and protect her.

The hunt for ancient evil takes Rowan and her team to London and back to Las Vegas, bringing with them an unexpected alliance. Fortified by their rage, grief and determination, Rowan and her friends will stop at nothing when they track their enemy to the high desert in a final, deadly showdown.

  • I’m sad.  Yep.  Mournful, dismal, melancholy and bereaved.  I few weeks back I found a super new series (to me) and now, I found out that the last book in the series has been released.  Geez.  Oh, well.  I’ve still got books 2-6 and several shorts waiting for me.  Here’s the low down on #6

Title:  Devil’s Finale
Author:  Percival Constantine 
Series:  Luther Cross #6
Release date: July 3, 2019
Description: End of the line…or end of the world?
My name’s Luther Cross, and by now you know my story. Half-human, half-demon, and Chicago’s sexiest paranormal investigator. Now I can add “recently returned from the dead” to my long list of accomplishments.

Except my resurrection was just the beginning. See, a year ago, I uncovered a plot by a rogue angel to launch the apocalypse ahead of schedule with the help of a supernatural child. And he’s got everything he needs to start the fireworks. Now it’s up to me to convince the leaders of Hell—who have never exactly liked me—to follow my lead and put a stop to this.

Some say I can’t avert armageddon and save the kid, but I’m determined to try. The question remains—just what will I have to sacrifice to save the world?

  • Here’s a little thing that I found – if you are an audiobook lover, http://www.chirpbooks.com.  This is a new service that lets you know limited time deals on audiobooks.  This book has a very curious title and if you know anything about me, I am curious.  Anyway, it’s on sale for .99 cents for the next 30 days.  All the featured books are between 70% nearly 90% off.  I’m gonna go for it and see how it goes.  I’ll report.

Title:  Stillborn Armadillos
Author: Nick Russell
Series:  John Lee Quarrels book #1
Release date:  November 20, 2018
Description:  Life is already complicated enough for John Lee Quarrels, what with his estranged wife dropping in for unannounced sleepovers, her oversexed sister tempting him, his pot smoking ponytailed grandfather growing his own stash, his Elvis obsessed grandmother, and being caught smack dab in the middle of a power struggle between the Sheriff and Chief Deputy. But when a road construction crew unearths the skeletons of three murder victims, John Lee suddenly finds himself on the trail of a killer who may well have died long before the deputy was even born. And then a mysterious sniper begins shooting at deputies….

As sultry as a Florida back road in August, as mysterious as the South’s live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and as deadly as a copperhead strike, New York Times best-selling author Nick Russell’s new John Lee Quarrels series will keep you listening late into the night.

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 7/28/2019

 

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.

  • I haven’t looked to C.E. Murphy for a book for awhile.  Walker Papers series was pretty darn cool but, to be honest, I lost interest around the third to last book and never finished.  I’m rather ashamed of that fact, because I really did enjoy the series.  If I recall, something happened to the main protagonists mentor and I couldn’t handle it, so I quit.  Yeah, I know, but that’s why they call me Nervous Nellie.  Anyway, this series started in 2016 and it looks pretty good.  I’m thinking I might need to give it a whirl.

TitleAtlantis Fallen
Author: C.E. Murphy
SeriesHeartstrike Chronicles #1
Release date:  April 5, 2016
Description: A city hidden for five thousand years.

A man so ancient his early history is lost to time.

A woman who has nothing to lose…

Lorhen, oldest and most ruthless of the immortal Timeless, put aside the sword long ago for a quiet life. But peace doesn’t last forever, especially for a man whose age can be counted in epochs, and the mortal life he’s built unravels as the Keepers, a society of historians who record Timeless lives, learn that he’s been hiding in their midst.

Then an archaeologist’s claims of finding Atlantis brings back millennia-old memories, and Lorhen is drawn unwillingly into intrigues aeons in the making—and deadly enough that he may yet face the heartstrike blow that will unleash his power on the world….

  • I was never a fan of Ilona Andrews.  I tried, believe me.  Ivana can be quite convincing since she is a tried and true reader of all things Ilona, but the Kate Daniels series never did it for me.  I really need to try again because I’m a firm believer that mood, timing and the moon all have something to do with how a person syncs with a book.  Anyway, I stumbled across Ilona Andrews series, Innkeeper Chronicles, and I’m intrigued.  I’m going to give this one a listen.

TitleClean Sweep
AuthorIlona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #1
Release date: December 2, 2013
Description: On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

  • While I was looking at books at 3 am (I know – like I need more books), I found this series that looks really interesting.  It’s by an author I’ve never tried but the reviews are good.  And if you MUST know, yes, I added this one to my TBR pile.

TitleShadow Walker
Author: Anya J. Cosgrove
SeriesBloody Hearts #1
Release date: January 17, 2019
DescriptionNothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.

I’m Alana Mitchell, and for my twentieth birthday, I got a brand-new magical destiny instead of the laptop I was saving for.

I’m a witch. I have powers I can’t control, enemies I know nothing about, and a legacy I can’t begin to grasp.

A renegade demon and his brother rescued me, but they are driving me crazy with their I-know-better attitudes, beckoning stares and stupidly handsome faces.

I want to hunt the bastards that destroyed my future, but the brothers’ past is catching up to us in the form of a smart, bitter, and deadly enemy, one who will stop at nothing to possess me.

To survive, I must embrace the darkness simmering inside me and unleash the devil within, no matter the consequences…

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