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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 1/26/2020

 

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’m not a normal one to go out looking for science fiction.  Science Fiction to me is outer planets, aliens, and stuff like that.  That’s not to say that I don’t love Star Trek and Star Wars but that’s pretty much where it ends.  With an exception…

Ken Lange is an exception because I got hooked on what I thought was Urban Fantasy but It wasn’t long until the sci fi element came out.  He labels his books “Where Science Fiction and Myth Collide”.  You really should go to his website just to look at it.  The graphics are amazing.  If the book covers and that website doesn’t intrigue you enough to give his characters a try then read the descriptions of the books.  When you poke around on that website…because, well, who wouldn’t want to…you will find under the series, under Plague Bearer link, Ken is willing to give you a free book to try out his writing.  The story is called:

Title:  Cursed Ones, A Vampire Tale
Author:  Ken Lange
Series:  Nine Realms Saga
Description: Em, an explorer obsessed with the Plague Bearer, has stumbled his way into a sacred space on a long-dead world. Searching the ruins, he awakens the Professor, a powerful AI. She served the last vampire king by guiding the recruits of his cult. Slowly, she begins to unveil a past better left forgotten. Will Em discover his life’s ambition or succumb to the Professor, becoming her newest recruit?

 

Ken has also just released a new book that starts the Plague Bearer series called Dawning.  It’s an OMG-I can’t wait to start this book- kind of description that you’ll read below.

Title:  Dawning
Author:  Ken Lange
Series:  Plague Bearer #1, Nine Realms Saga
Release date: January 14, 2020
Description: It’s a story as old as time: Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve. A family. A murder. A reckoning. Good and evil personified.

You may think you know the story, but you’d be wrong.

After thousands of years, Cain awakens to find that the world has gone on without him. In his slumber humans and people of power have stopped being afraid of—well anything. Beyond that, they’ve become cruel for cruelty’s sake, fascinated with their ability to spread death through famine, war, and even plagues.

In their minds, they have no equal.

They’re wrong.

Thanks to the Norns, his brother’s treachery, his sadistic stepmother, and abusive father, Cain has been out of the loop far too long.

But that’s about to change.

Now he must reconcile his past with his present and complete a near-impossible task to find the peace he’s sought for so long. Before that can be a reality, he’ll need to walk the fine line between monster and man; too much of one and not the other will release a plague upon the world. And there will be blood. Lots of it.

Can he fight his baser nature long enough to do what needs to be done, or will fate get the better of him in the end?

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt Draft 1/19/20

 

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 starting off with news that is creating such a buzz that I can barely stand it!!  Unless you are under a rock, you know that Jim Butcher is releasing a new Dresden Files series book this year.  We have been waiting for YEARS but I am positive that the wait will be very worth minute.  Here is a link that will take you to an article with an excerpt of the new “Peace Talks” book.  I hazard to guess that if you read the excerpt, you will have severe craving for more Harry.  Maybe start the series again.  Harry has been through a lot.

Title:  Peace Talks
Author: Jim Butcher
Series:  Dresden Files #16
Release date:  July 14, 2020
Description: When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

Don’t forget to scope out the EW preview link

 

 

Here’s another legend adding to her series…

Title:  The Graveyard Shift
Author:  Darynda Jones
Series:  Charlie Davidson #13.5
Release date:  June 9, 2020
Description: Guarding a precocious five-year-old who is half-human, half-god, and 100% destined to save the world is no easy feat.

Garrett Swopes was the ultimate skeptic until he met a certain hellion and her husband. They vanished after stopping a catastrophic event and left him, a mere mortal, in charge of protecting their gift to mankind. But when she disappears as well, he needs the help of another breed of hellion. One who can see past the veil of space and time. One who betrayed him.

She will get a truce in the deal, but she will never earn his forgiveness.

Marika Dubois’s son—a warrior in the coming war between heaven and hell—was foreseen long before his birth. But to create a child strong enough to endure the trials that lay ahead, she needed a descendant of powerful magics. She found that in Garrett Swopes and tricked him into fathering her son. A ploy he has never forgiven her for. But when he knocks on her door asking for her help, she sees the fierce attraction he tries to deny rise within him.

And Marika has to decide if she dares risk her heart a second time to help the only man she’s ever loved.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt Draft 1/5/20

 

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.

Happy New Year and welcome!  As of March 2020, One Book Two will be 5 years old!! Woot Woot!!  Granted, there are less reviewers than there used to be, but oh, well.  I like to read and I love to share new books.  So… lets get on it!

  • This new release is from John G. Hartness.  Author Hartness is famous for his Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series.  I’ve read plenty of his books and Quincy takes damage and always gets up to get on with the job.  Book #6 was released and here are the deets:

Title:  Inflection Point
Author:  John G. Hartness
Series: Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter #6
Release date: 12/31/2019
Description: His uncle has been kidnapped.

A shadowy government agency is torturing cryptids in his city.

His Sanctuary has been revoked from the one place he could drink safely.

There’s a medusa at the mall.

A fairy princess might have just summoned an Old One in a public park.

Quincy Harker really wishes he’d just stayed in Memphis.

But he didn’t. He came home, to find out that a secret government agency has gone rogue and kidnapped Luke, along with literally dozens of other cryptids, faeries, lycanthropes, and monsters. Now Harker and his crew have to rescue Luke and take down a massive government conspiracy while keeping escaped monsters from destroying Charlotte!

There are times in a person’s life when they know that nothing will ever be the same. This is one of those times. This is Quincy Harker’s Inflection Point.

Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Reading Order:

• Year One
1. Raising Hell
2. Straight to Hell
3. Hell on Heels
4. Hell Freezes Over

• The Cambion Cycle, Year Two
1. Heaven Sent
2. Heaven’s Door
3. Heaven Help Us
4. Heaven Can Wait

• Damnation, Year Three
1. Calling All Angels
2. Devil Inside
3. Angel Dance
4. Running with the Devil

• Salvation, Year Four
1. She Talks to Angels
2. Shout at the Devil
3. Angel of Harlem
4. Sympathy for the Devil

• Histories – Histories is a story collection that is outside of normal continuity and can be read at any time. The events in those stories take place prior to Year One.

• Carl Perkins’ Cadillac – A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novel – Book Five

• Inflection Point – A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novel – Book Six

  • Next is a cover reveal only.  No specifics yet although this will be the last book in Alex Craft’s series.  Kind of sad another good series finishes.

 

Title:  Grave War
Author: Kalanya Price
Series: Alex Craft  #7
Release date:  not known
Description: late 2020 or early 2021 and sadly, this will be the final book in the series

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 12/29/19

 

Wow, this is the last book hunt of 2019.  I sound like a broken record, but I can’t believe 2019 is over already.  This year was better than the last couple and I hope 2020 is even better.

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.

  • Jenn Stark is releasing a new book in the Wilde Justice series.  If you are not familiar, this series spotlights Sarah Wilde in her new position on the Arcana Council.  If you aren’t familiar with Sarah Wilde, then you really should start on the Immortal Vegas series where Sarah comes into her own.  Jenn Stark is an excellent writer and her characters are whole and interesting.

Title:  The Wayward Star
Author: Jenn Stark
Series: Wilde Justice #5
Release date: December 30, 2019
Description: Only in darkness can you see the stars…

As the Tarot incarnation of Justice, tracking down the outlaws of the psychic community and delivering them to Judgment is Sara Wilde’s business…and business is good.

Now a rival syndicate known as The Shadow Court seeks to impose their own brand of justice, restricting magic to only the richest and most influential psychics, while stripping power from all the “undesirables” along the way. Their top priority? Hit Sara Wilde, guiding light of psychics everywhere, where it hurts…

Right in the heart.

From the crackling fires of Burning Man to Sara’s even more incendiary high school reunion, the path is never more twisted than when you follow The Wayward Star.

  • The next book I’m spotlighting is another series that I absolutely love.  I’ve even started re-reading them! Teresa Gabelman writes a good vampire romance series called The Protectors.  Of course the Vampires are kick ass and all good guys and gals.

Title:  A Warrior Christmas
Author: Teresa Gabelman
Series:  The Protectors series #14
Release date: December 22, 2019
Description: Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Warriors are on their way. Oh, what fun it is to slay a rogue vampire today. Hey!

To have more Christmas fun dive into A Warrior Christmas to see which mate gets the perfect gift and which Warrior Grinch finds his holiday cheer.

 

 

  • I have been following this series for years.  Jess is a vampire that has not turned into a mindless eating machine due to her brother who is a priest.  He works his Devine magic in order to save her from the vampire virus that turns vampires into those that cannot control themselves.  It’s a good story, but like I’ve said in my past reviews there are places in the story that are not cohesive.  I got confused a couple of times.

Title:  Graves of Retribution
Author: Lina Gardiner
Series: City of Bones #3, Jess Vandimere, Vampire Hunter #7
Release date: January 10, 2020
Description: Death Deceives Her

Jess Vandermire and John (Britt) Brittain have been in Paris for three months now, but they aren’t going home yet. There’s a complicated vampire uprising brewing, and everything they’ve encountered in Paris so far has drawn them deeper into the conspiracy. It’s becoming apparent there are more than just vampires in the mix, but Jess still hasn’t figured out exactly what they’re up against…or who their true enemy is.

Jess and Britt will have to work without a net, covering treacherous terrain to root out just what the threat is. The police are no longer trustworthy–even though someone is definitely doing everything in their power to break the current Pact between vampires and humans. But when Jess and Britt finally unearth the truth, they realize that they’re facing their most dangerous enemy yet.

And it’s not at all who they expected . . .

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 12/22/19

 

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 know you’ve already heard about this because word like this spreads like wildfire.  I’d just like to include it because I’m so excited.  Jim Butcher is releasing Peace Talks in 2020.  July to be exact.  I expect a lot of people will be sick from work that day.

Title:  Peace Talks
Author:  Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #16
Release date:  July 14, 2020
Description: Harry Dresden is back and ready for action, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestsellingHarry Dresden is back and ready for action, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks is the sixteenth novel in the Dresden Files series and follows Harry’s adventures after the events of Skin Game

 Files series. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks is the sixteenth novel in the Dresden Files series and follows Harry’s adventures after the events of Skin Game

Another new release on the horizon for one of my favorite authors.  Kris Michaels has been story spinning again and the Guardian Security Shadow World Series will add another to their family at the end of January.

Title:  Thanatos 
Author:  Kris Michaels
Series: Guardian Shadow World #4
Release date: January 28, 2020
Description: It wasn’t until people started shooting at her that Eve Salutem had an inkling she was anything other than an elementary school teacher suffering from a rare form of cancer. Discovering she was a walking source of the vaccine for lethal bioweapons and that her previous twenty-seven years were based on lies, lies, and more lies, shattered her fragile world and threatened her sanity. She wanted to lock the doors, close the shades and hide in the closet, but he wouldn’t let her. According to him––a guy she’d first encountered next to the fresh fish case in the grocery store for Pete’s sake––he was there to save her from some unknown bad guys and her own government.

He didn’t do personal protection––he assassinated people. He didn’t work domestic ops––he was strictly foreign. This babysitting gig in Rochester, Minnesota surveilling a woman who may or may not be an innocent victim was absolutely not in his job description. Dragging her ass across half of America on a forced road trip infuriated him even further. He didn’t need or want to spend days locked in a car with a sexy young woman whose bucket list included drinking champagne, getting a puppy and being kissed. How had this become his life? Her purity and goodness bordered on irresistible, but if he touched her, he’d leave a black smudge on her soul.

In Eve, he saw the goodness of humanity, and Thanatos would storm the gates of Hell to protect her; but a creature of purity and light could never belong to the assassin who was named after a God of Death.

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