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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 12/1/2019

 

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.

Are you familiar with the Kitty Norville series?  I wasn’t a fan and I tried to read it two different times in my life.  For some reason it never stuck, however, Author Vaughn is now releasing a new spin off.  Now this series sounds super interesting.  Check it out.

Title:  Badlands Witch
Author:  Carrie Vaughn
Series: Cormac and Amelia
Release date: November 12, 2019
Description: In brand-new stories spun off from the New York Times Bestselling Kitty Norville series, dark mysteries push the bounds of sanity. Cormac Bennett, ex-con and former bounty hunter, is a paranormal investigator with an edge: his partner is the disembodied spirit of a Victorian wizard, Amelia Parker. Together, they solve problems no one else can.

Cormac and Amelia travel to South Dakota, where an archeologist has hired them to examine an artifact for possible magical qualities. Cormac is skeptical, Amelia is intrigued. And it turns out – the whole thing is a trap. Cormac used to make his living killing monsters, and he made more than a few enemies back in the day. Who from his past is out for revenge, and can he and Amelia survive?

 

I have been following Lauren Dane’s series Goddess with a Blade for years now.  It was a bit cheesy, but I liked it and kept reading.  Then I got even more involved with the characters in the book At Blade’s Edge.  It was a pivotal with the relationship between The First and Rowan and Rowan and Clive.  It was really an excellent book.  The next one, Wrath of the Goddess, was not as great as I was hoping, but I’m not ready to let go the series just yet.


Title:  Blood and Blade
Author:  Lauren Dane
Series:  Goddess with a Blade
Release date: December 30, 2019
Description: Rowan Summerwaite is ready to finish what she started in Blood and Blade , the next installment in the Goddess with a Blade series by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane.

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.
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.

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Nell’s Author gossip and Book hunt 11/24/19

 

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

It’s Christmas Movie Time!  Yay!!!  I know, I know.  Thanksgiving tends to get pushed out of the way, but Thanksgiving marks the time when folks are getting primed for the holiday season.  Thanksgiving is when the fam meets and if you all draw names, it gets done then.  If the fam buys for everyone, it’s Christmas list time.  Oh, what fun a Christmas list is.  Put your wildest dreams on that list even though you Santa won’t bring something so extravagant.  My husband put a new pickup truck on his list for years.  He ended up buying it himself, but, hey, at least Santa was aware!!

The usual way things work with Christmas books made into movies is that a lot of imagination is lost.  I can’t see the picture in my head of what something looks like because of the picture already in front of me.  It’s ok, though, because if I have to cook or any other event that won’t allow me to read, I’m saved through the book made into a movie.  For example:

Christmas Town movie based on The Christmas Town book: Lauren Gabriel leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. But an unforeseen detour to the charming town of Grandon Falls has her discover unexpected new chapters – of the heart and of family – helping her to embrace, once again, the magic of Christmas. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick.

This is just one example.  If you hopped over to here and see all the movies yourself, you’d have a better idea of the books to movies. The movies are mostly all contemporary, and no historical or paranormal, but, you know, don’t want to scare the civilians.

Now, I don’t want you to think that I’m advocating the tv instead of books.  No, never that.  It’s just another option during the busy season.

Staying on the theme of books to movies:  I am thrilled to tell you about the Virgin River series going live!!!  Woot!!  Robin Carr wrote this series and I was absolutely wrapped up in binge reading her books.  They are romance, but whoo boy, I think this will be a treat.  Lock the channel on Netflix on December 6, 2019.  Check it out for yourself here.

Here’s the trailer. And here is an interview from Robin Carr.

Here is the book series.  I swear to you, I devoured them one after another.  They were really good.

Series:  Virgin River
Author: Robin Carr
Description: Welcome to Virgin River, a rugged outpost deep in California’s redwood forests built by men of honor for the women they love. Pull up a chair at Jack’s Bar, catch up on the local gossip, order Preacher’s meatloaf and relax. These people will do anything to help one another, strangers welcome—and you won’t be a stranger for long.

 

 

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt Draft 11.18.19

 

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.

What shall we start with today?  Hmmmm…. Well, Jenn Stark has been busy in her writing cave. There has been an addition to her Demon Enforcers series.  Yep, #4 is all shiny and new and waiting for me on my kindle.  Woot!  Check it out.

Title: Demon Ensnared
Author: Jenn Stark
Series:  Demon Enforcers #4
Release date: November 12, 2019
Description: You’re always stronger in the broken places…

Angela Stanton has it all—the brilliant mind, the political job that can make a real difference, the townhouse full of strays she attracts wherever she goes. She’s also got a secret that nearly destroyed her when she was a child. A secret she’s buried so deep, it can’t hurt anyone anymore.

Until now.

Gregori of the Syx, a gifted empath, has avoided all human emotion since he became a demon. Now he must convince Angela to trust him with her deepest pain, revealing a truth that could change the role of demons on earth forever. Unfortunately, the intensity of this particular human connection might also shatter what’s left of his soul. But this time, he won’t turn away.

Falling in love can utterly end you when you’re a Demon Ensnared.

I found out that the last two books in the series have been titled but have not had the description added yet.

Title:  Demon Betrayed
Author:  Jenn Stark
Series:  Demon Enforcers #5
Release date: February 4, 2020
Description:  T/B/D

 

The last book and the prettiest demon of them all:

Title:  Demon Beloved
Author: Jenn Stark
Series: Demon Enforcers #6
Release date:  sometime 2020
Description: T/B/D

 

 

 

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 11/10/19

 

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 am so glad there are authors because I just LOVE books.  Ebooks, audiobooks, paperbacks – love ‘em.  Last week I told you about the Other Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.  It’s on her website and it’s free.  It’s the first 4 chapters (so far) of the first book she wrote, Halfway to the Grave except it’s from Bones’ point of view.  It’s incredibly fun to read what the stoic, no nonsense, centuries old master vampire Bones thinks as he falls in love.  Hee hee.  Bones with hearts circling his head.  *snicker* How hard they fall.  HA!

Full disclosure here. I gotta tell you one drawback.  You and I know about our stash of books on our TBR pile. You know that pile – the pile we sometimes hide from loved ones in case they think we need an intervention. Yeah, that pile.  I’m not reducing it when I come across these kinds of tempting novellas  You ask why on earth would that be a problem? Well, from reading these three chapters, I couldn’t help myself and went back to my old books from the series and started re-reading them.  I’m now halfway through the second book in the series.  I forgot how good that series really is.  With that being said, any newbies that are looking for a good romance and action packed series, the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost would be a excellent recommendation.

From the escapades of Bones and Cat, we meet a LOT of vampires.  We meet Ian, Mencheres (who are Bones’ sire and grand sire respectively) and Spade to start.  The Night Huntress series spawns The Night Huntress World where Mencheres and Spade find their special someones.  The Night Rebel series focuses on Ian.  The first book in the Night Rebel series is called Shades of Wicked.  It was released October 30, 2018.  Now, book #2 will be released early next year and that book will be called…

Title: Wicked Bite
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series:  Night Rebel #2
Release date:  January 28, 2020
Description: Some promises are meant to be broken…

Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she’s about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And catching the sinister creatures might cost Veritas her own life.

Some vows are forever…

Ian’s memories might be fragmented, but this master vampire isn’t about to be left behind by the woman who entranced him, bound herself to him, and then disappeared. So what if demons, other Law Guardians, and dangerous, otherworldly forces stand against them? Come hell or high water, Ian intends to remind Veritas of the burning passion between them, because she is the only person seared on his mind–and his soul…

While surfing around, I found another similar kind of read.  It’s from 2012, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good.  Check it out.

Title:  Wicked as They Come
Author:  Delilah S. Dawson
Series:  Blud #1
Release Date:  March 27, 2012
Description: When nurse Tish Everett forced open the pesky but lovely locket she found at an estate sale, she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain, from the far off land of Sang. He’d cast a spell for her, but when she’s transported right to him, she’s not so sure she’s ready to be under the spell of another man. (It didn’t go so well last time with controlling, abusive, domineering Jeff.) If only Criminy wasn’t so deliciously rakish….

Half the inhabitants of Sang are Pinkies—human—and the other half are Bludmen, who in Tish’s world would be called vampires. But they don’t mess with any of the bat/coffin/no sunlight nonsense. They’re rather like you and me, just more fabulous, long living, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) But when the evil Mayor of Manchester (formerly Bludchester) redoubles his efforts to rid Sang of the Bludmen once and for all, stealing Tish’s locket in hopes of traveling back to her world himself for reinforcements, Criminy and Tish must battle ghosts, sea monsters, wayward submarines, a secret cabal, and thundering Bludmares to get the locket back and allow Tish to return home…but has she found love with Criminy? Could she stay in Sang forever?

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 11/3/19

 

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.

  • Oh, my gosh.  Lisa Shearin has come out of the writing cave and announced two book releases for 2020!  I’m so excited!!

The first is the new series she’s working on.  This will be a paranormal thriller and the title is The Entity Game. There isn’t a description yet, but the title sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?  Anyway, the release date will hopefully be in June 2020.  Keep watching and when I hear, you will too.

Second, is news about the SPI files!  I know we’ve talked about this before, but the next book will be called The Solstice Countdown.

It’s going to be released later in 2020, but I’m rather jazzed that Mac is taking Rafe  home to her family.  This relationship is getting more serious!!

Now, here is a surprise for 2021! She’s working on a new Raine Benares book!  I know that 2021 is over a year away, but with the other two books to keep us busy, the time will go fast.

  • I believe that we’ve also discussed Jeaniene Frost’s first chapter of Halfway to the Grave from Bones’s point of view.  She got such a response, she’s writing more!  She’s even named the novella The Other Half to the Grave.  I’m thinking that she’s not expecting to publish this little story.  I think it’s more of a stress reliever for her.  Kind of a comfortable chair with a blanket.  Or coming home to family. Just remember, I don’t know how long these chapters will stay up on her website.  Also, every week she’s going to publish another chapter.  What could be better??

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  • Kris Michaels released the BIG bang origination story of the Kings of Guardian.  Gabriel started the business and now we will hear his story with his lovely Anna.

Title:  Gabriel
Author:  Kris Michaels
Series: Guardian Defenders #1
Release date: October 29, 2019
Description: David Xavier—and all those he loved or counted as friends—would forever be mouth-watering targets to men of evil intent. His wealth could settle a small country’s foreign debt. Because of this, from the moment of his birth, his mother obscured his identity. Reborn as the man named Gabriel, however, he walked free into a world where the innocents and the weak cried out for a defender, for the hand of justice, for a guardian angel.

In response, an elite, paramilitary operation, Guardian, rose to stand between the evil men did and those whom they would make their victims. Gabriel was CEO. His goal was worthy and all consuming, but fighting on the side of angels didn’t make his nights less lonely or soothe the ache in his heart for hearth, home, and family.

He needed a courageous woman of unflinching integrity, of goodness and honor, to stand at his side. He’d given up hope of finding such a person. He thought he’d found her years ago. The sex had been combustible, but they’d met at the very birth of Guardian, when he hadn’t time for a personal life. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing.

Over the years, twenty-eight-year-old, Denver ER nurse, Anna Harriger, watched as all her friends, many of whom were former patients, found their soul mates, got married, and had children. Shoot, she’d been a bridesmaid six times. She figured she was destined to be the “crazy friend” that everyone liked but who, at the end of the day, went home to a solitary apartment. She wanted love. She wanted a family, but she refused to compromise her standards. She’d met her Prince Charming, but unlike the fairytale, after an incendiary night of sex, she’d never seen him again. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing.

When events throw them together again, each find their attraction vastly more than simply physical, but once again, Gabriel’s responsibilities pull them apart. After an absence of almost half a year, Gabriel returns for Anna, but she has vanished. He will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to find her and bring her home, but fear dogs his efforts. Who was she running from? Why did she disappear so thoroughly? He knew his Anna. She’d have a very good reason.

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