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Nell’s News, Gossip and Book Hunt 3/26/17

News and information at One Book Two.  Author cover reveals, author news and upcoming book releases.

This Weeks News:

I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to one of my favorite authors, D.B. Reynolds.  She lost her husband on March 17, 2017.   Please, say an extra prayer for Ms. Reynolds.  Sadness is hard to overcome.

New Releases:

Craig Schaefer is one of my top favorite authors.  He is releasing book #3 in the Harmony Black series.  Glass Predator will be released March 28, 2017. I won’t be able to review it for a couple days after, but check back in with me.

Title:  Glass Predator
Description:  For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all.

A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by the King of Wolves. Jessie becomes unstable, struggling with her inner Beast, and Harmony’s magic is threatened by unexpected interference. Even worse, the women uncover a secret their own handler may kill to protect, forcing Vigilant Lock to go off the grid.

From the smoky back rooms of Washington, DC, inhabited by the crooked elite, to the astonishing high-rises of corrupt upper-crust Manhattan, Harmony and Jessie fight to uncover and halt a mass conspiracy threatening US soil in a race against time—and hell.

This is a series Ruby Lee got me hooked on a couple of years ago.  I stopped reading because it made me nervous.  The endings weren’t exactly cliffhangers, but they weren’t always happy for the protagonist.  Anyway, Amanda Stevens is releasing #6 in the Graveyard Queen series, The Awakening, on March 28, 2017.  Ruby has promised to tell me what happens so I can start on book #3.  I know, I know.  I’m ridiculous.

Book Description:  Shush…lest she awaken…

My name is Amelia Gray, a cemetery restorer who lives with the dead. An anonymous donor has hired me to restore Woodbine Cemetery, a place where the rich and powerful bury their secrets. Forty years ago, a child disappeared without a trace and now her ghost has awakened, demanding that I find out the truth about her death. Only I know that she was murdered. Only I can bring her killer to justice. But the clues that I follow—a haunting melody and an unnamed baby’s grave—lead me to a series of disturbing suspects.

For generations, The Devlins have been members of Charleston’s elite. John Devlin once turned his back on the traditions and expectations that came with his birthright, but now he has seemingly accepted his rightful place. His family’s secrets make him a questionable ally. When my investigation brings me to the gates of his family’s palatial home, I have to wonder if he is about to become my mortal enemy.

Warrior Unraveled releases March 29, 2017.  This is a crossover between series.  Tina Folsom writes the Scanguard Vampire series (if you haven’t read them, the first one is Samson’s Lovely Mortal and it’s free on Kindle) and she writes the Stealth Guardians series. Wesley, Haven’s brother (see Yvette’s Haven) is kind of a liason between Scanguards and the Stealth Guardians and this is his story.  I have always favored Scanguards Vampires over the Stealth Guardians, but I can’t give a good solid reason. Again, I am ridiculous.

Book Description: Scanguards witch Wesley Montgomery’s attempt at forming an alliance between his group and the elusive Stealth Guardians meets with resistance and suspicion from Virginia Robson, council member for the Guardians. The fiery redhead who gets Wesley’s heart pumping thinks that he was sent by the demons to infiltrate them, a belief that is reinforced when the Stealth Guardians are attacked in their stronghold.
Despite her better judgment, Virginia is drawn to the handsome witch who offers his assistance. But can she trust the stranger of whom she knows nothing, even though his touch and kisses ignite a need in her that she’s never before experienced?

What will prove more difficult for the pair: finding a future together, or battling demons that threaten them at every turn?

Ivana (here’s her review of Bound) got me hooked on the Alex Verus seriesBenedict Jacka releases book #8 on April 4.  Check it out.

TitleBound
AuthorBenedict Jacka
SeriesAlex Verus, Book 08
Publish Date: April 4, 2017 by Ace
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher’s Description: Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Burned.

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he’s forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out…

Here’s reviews of the others in the series…

Viola Carr is releasing #3 in the Electric Empire series on April 18.  I am so excited because I LOVE this series.  It’s fun, it’s steampunk, it’s Jekyll/Hyde with a spin.  Be sure you have no appointments when you sit down to read this series because you will miss them.  The pages will just fly!

Title:  The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
Book DescriptionDr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers terrorizing the city with dark magic in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian London, with echoes of H G. Wells classic, The Time Machine

Being two people in one body isn’t easy. Metropolitan Police crime scene physician Eliza Jekyll is trying to maintain a semblance of control, even as her rebellious second self, Lizzie, grows increasingly wild—threatening the respectable Eliza’s reputation and her marriage to Remy Lafayette, the Royal Society investigator and occasional lycanthrope. With England on the brink of war, Remy’s away in sorcery-riddled Paris on a secretive mission that grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemy agent all along? Or is coping with Eliza’s secret divided self finally driving her mad?

Eliza needs her mind clear and sharp if she’s to catch an evil genius who is killing eminent scientists. The chase uncovers a murky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories, and a cabal of fanatical inventors whose work could change the world—or destroy it—and who may hold answers to Eliza’s past.

As sorcery-wielding terrorists attack London, Eliza discovers her own enemies are closing in, driving her to desperate measures—enlisting the aid of the wily, resourceful, mercurial Lizzie—to thwart the killer. But Lizzie’s got her own life now, and true to her nature, will resort to the devious and diabolical to keep it. Even if it means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn. . . .

1B2’s reviews of book 1 & 2:

The last two on my list really need no introduction.  They even probably don’t even need an announcement because everyone already is waiting impatiently for their release.  I would be amiss to leave them out, though, so here is:

Title:  Blade Bound
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #13
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Book Description: The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees a sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it may usher in the fall of Cadogan House…

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation to vampire, Merit’s stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire seemingly under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have ever imagined. As a malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It’s her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.

Title: Snared
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #16
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Book Description:  The sixteenth book in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls, “An extraordinary series…[containing] one of the most intriguing heroines in the genre.”

If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive.

A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.

 

This Weeks Gossip:

*running and screaming with excitement*  Faith Hunter released some details of her world.  If you like Jane Yellowrock and can’t wait to get your hands on special purchase items in order to show your Yellowrock pride, check out Faith Hunter’s website shop and grab you some Beast gear.  She also has signed books available.  And don’t forget- not that I’ll let you forget- Jane Yellowrock #11, Cold Reign will be out on May 2, 2017.  Woot!!

You remember Dark Queen? That’s the title for Jane Yellowrock #12.  No cover yet.  No description yet.  That’s only because Faith Hunter is about 1/3 done with writing it.  The exciting news is that it’s coming!  Yay!!!

Soulwood #3, FLAME IN THE DARK is up for pre-order at B&N and Amazon. There will be pre order link up at the website soon for signed copies.

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Sunday Book Hunt 3/19/17

Sunday Book Gossip! I love gossip and what gossip is any better than book or author gossip? Normally, I’m not one to spread rumors, so be sure you listen close the first time.

This Weeks Gossip:

Exciting news on the Jenn Stark Immortal Vegas series front.  Wilde Child has a release date of May 17, 2017!  Yay!  If you like action/adventure with magic and a bit of romance/tension added in, this is the series for you.  I totally love it.  Here’s reviews from the previous additions to the series.

 

Fans of Kevin Hearne…PAY ATTENTION!  Oberon is going to release his sequel to the Purloined Poodle.  It will be called The Squirrel on the Train.  It’s #2 in the Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries series.  Purloined Poodle is a tale from the view point of Atticus’s best canine friend, Oberon.  Check out 1B2’s review and check back for the release date when I finally hear it.

 

Got a note from another fave author this week.  Lisa Shearin, author of SPI Files and the Raine Benares series says:

Ruins & Revenge: I finished writing Ruins & Revenge last Friday. It’s in editing now (content, then copy editing, then production), and will be released on May 2. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available for preorder.

The Ghoul Vendetta audio book: My agent contacted Audible, and they said The Ghoul Vendetta is in production. As to a release date, they said “less than three months.” As soon as I know something more definite, I’ll let you know.

New paranormal thriller series: While I wait for the content edits to come back on Ruins & Revenge, I’m plotting a brand new paranormal thriller series. It’s gonna be so freakin’ cool!

Three books a year/three series: Before anyone freaks out that the new series will bump any of your favs, rest assured that my three-books-a-year writing schedule will include one book each from Raine Benares, a SPI Files, and the new thriller series.

Next book I’ll be writing: I may be plotting a new series now, but the next book I’ll write will be another SPI Files, *then* I’ll do the first book in the new series. I want to allow enough time for the new cast of characters to come together in my head.

 

 

I’ve found a new series that I’m interested in.  Actually, a couple – so let me share.

Title: Mark of Cain
Series: Immortal Mercenary #1
Author: Conner Kressley
Description: My name isn’t Callum Coldwell but, for your own sake, you should probably call me that.

They say someone is murdered every minute…and I’m the reason why.

When I killed my brother, the Big Guy burned a mark into my skin and set me to wandering until the end of time. That was a while ago, and I think I’ve used my forever pretty well. Bagged a few women, saved a few lives, and gotten myself into and out of more trouble than I care to remember.

But something’s happening now. Evil forces are circling the wagons, and something sinister is getting ready to make a play for the big time. And, of course, it has me in its crosshairs.

When I said I wasn’t my brother’s keeper, I had no idea how wrong I was.

By now you’ve probably figured out my name. But don’t say it.

Bad things happen when people say my name.

AND

Title: Calling All Angels
Author: John G. Hartness
Series: Shadow Council Files #1
Description:  They are humanity’s defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council.

Joanna Harrison is a freelance editor, working mother, and loving daughter. She is also the great-granddaughter or legendary steel driving man John Henry, and she has taken up his hammer to fight against the monsters that threaten her family and her world. She is Jo Henry, and she packs one hell of a punch.

Jo is fighting like the devil, looking for an angel. She’s on a mission to find the Archangel Michael, give him back his hold sword, and bring his memories back. But first she has to stay alive. Through underground cage fights and demon hunts in the desert, Jo will need all the help she can get to wake up the angel. And when a demon kidnaps her mother and daughter, it’s time to come out swinging.

 

I went to Book Expo America last year in May.  It was AWESOME! If there is a chance to go again, I’m all over it.  This year it’s in the Big Apple.  I know there will be tons more publishers and authors that I would love to meet, but it’s in NYC.  The major drawback is having to ship all the free books home.  Luckily last year I had a car to pack full, so it wasn’t an issue. I’m thinking it’d be a huge issue in NYC.  I’m also thinking it’s going to be 25 times more busy.  This year it’s from May 31 – June 2, 2017.  Any authors out there need a roadie?

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Nell’s Gossip & Book Hunt 3/12/2017

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 spread rumors, so be sure you listen close the first time.

This Weeks Gossip:

*Top of the list for today’s gossip is the fact that Steve McHugh, author of the Hellequin Chronicles has signed a 3 book deal with 47 North.  That means we’ll still get to enjoy Steve’s fantastic writing but it sounds like it’s possible that Nathan is growing more powerful.  Maybe in these next three books we’ll see the Hellequin fall away and Nathan become something totally different.  I don’t know.  All I know is that Scorched Shadows is the last book in the Hellequin Chronicles & the new series is a tie in with Hellequin Chronicles.  No release date yet of Scorched Shadows, but when I hear it, I’ll let you know.  Oh, and just so you know, Crimes Against Magic has now sold over 100,000 copies.  Is that not AWESOME?!!

 

*We, here at One Book Two, are all a fan of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series.  Nice Guys Bite is a novella featuring Silvio Sanchez, Gin’s assistant.  This book will only be released as an ebook and audio book.  No “real” printed pages on paper for #15.5.

Title:  Nice Guys Bite
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #15.5
Released: December 12, 2016
DescriptionThe Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series continues with a novella starring Silvio Sanchez, the vampire assistant of Gin Blanco, as he goes on a holiday date that turns out to be more deadly than romantic.

Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn’t leave much time for romance, especially with Gin’s holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.

All’s fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he’s being watched. His nice guy date doesn’t sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive) so Silvio ends the date early—only to be abducted by some villainous giants.

Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin’s holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies…

 

*Seriously, this is an awesome series.  I kept putting off reading it because I knew it would pull me in and I wouldn’t surface until it was finished.  I was right.  My review of book #1, The Devil’s Mouth, is below Ivana’s on this post.

I finished just in time because Hell Night, Alex Rains, Vampire Hunter #2, will be released March 21, 2017.  Woot!

Title:  Hell Night
Author: Matt Kincade
SeriesAlex Rains, Vampire Hunter #2
To be released:  March 21, 2017
DescriptionALEX RAINS knows all about hunting vampires—after all, that’s his job, and he’s the best at what he does. But when he follows a lead to the tiny desert town of Prosperity, Nevada, Alex quickly learns that vampires aren’t the only things that go bump in the night. He’s just as surprised as the town’s residents when the dead start walking the streets of Prosperity . . . and they’ve got a bit of an appetite.

Together with a ragtag group of survivors, Alex will have to dodge undead horrors and small-town drama as he digs into Prosperity’s darkest secrets and macabre Wild West heritage to figure out why the dead aren’t staying dead, discover what–or who–is responsible, and put a stop to it . . . before the whole mess gets out of hand.

After dealing with the undead in Prosperity, Alex Rains is going to have to update his resume.

It’s sunny with a chance of apocalypse in HELL NIGHT, Matt Kincade’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to THE DEVIL’S MOUTH. With HELL NIGHT, Kincade once again delivers fast-paced, gritty pulp action, engaging characters, and delightfully grim humor.

 

*Sonya Bateman, author of The Deathspeaker Codex, released a new series that looks very interesting.  Check it out.

Title:  In the Shadow of Dragons
Author:  Sonya Bateman
Series: Aftermagic #1
Released: March 10, 2017
DescriptionA Knight who’s losing faith, a doctor who’s losing hope, and a rebel who’s losing the war may be the world’s last chance for survival.

Six years after dragons came to the earth, the magic they left behind has become an insidious infection, gradually turning people into elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls … and worse. A drug called HeMo, produced by the powerful Bishop Corporation, slows this process. But once a year, a worldwide Eclipse and an intense surge of magic puts everyone at risk for Changing completely — with deadly results.

Teague Harlow is a Knight, one of an elite team employed by BiCo to protect the people from themselves. Only the Knights are permitted to use magic, to slay the monsters that used to be people — but not everyone believes in BiCo’s vision of order. The Darkspawn, a small group of magic-using rebels, fight to destroy HeMo and allow magic to take hold naturally. For better or worse.

When Teague is sent to join the Darkspawn as a spy, she begins to realize the conflict isn’t as straightforward as it seems … and BiCo may not be the heroes the world believes. Because HeMo isn’t curing people. It’s changing them.

And what it’s doing could be far worse than infecting them with magic.

*TA-DAAAA!  New cover reveal for Soulwood #3, the series from Faith Hunter.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!!

Title:  Flame in the Dark
Author: Faith Hunter
SeriesSoulwood #3
To be released: December 5, 2017
Description Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.

 

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One Book Two’s Anticipated New Releases

Welcome to One Book Two. Once a month we do anticipated releases.  These are the books that staff here at One Book Two are waiting impatiently for release.

March’s New Releases

Craig Schaefer is one of my top favorite authors.  I read his Daniel Faust series and really liked it but… Mr. Schaefer is now finished with book #3  in the Harmony Black glass-predatorseries. Pretty calm about this, aren’t I? Well, if you were here at my house in real life you’d see me grinning like a fool.  Glass Predator will be released March 28, 2017. 

Title:  Glass Predator
Description:  For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all.

A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by the King of Wolves. Jessie becomes unstable, struggling with her inner Beast, and Harmony’s magic is threatened by unexpected interference. Even worse, the women uncover a secret their own handler may kill to protect, forcing Vigilant Lock to go off the grid.

From the smoky back rooms of Washington, DC, inhabited by the crooked elite, to the astonishing high-rises of corrupt upper-crust Manhattan, Harmony and Jessie fight to uncover and halt a mass conspiracy threatening US soil in a race against time—and hell.

Releasing March 7, 2017

Title: Silence Fallensilence-fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: 
Mercy Thompson #10
To Be Published: March 7, 2017

Description:  Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…

Title:  Etched in Boneetched-in-bone
Author: Anne Bishop
Series:  The Others #5
To Be Published:
March 7, 2017

Description:  After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.

Magic for NothingTitle: Magic for Nothing
Author: Seanan McGuire
Series:  Incryptid #6
Description: Improbable, adjective:
1. Not very likely to happen; not probable.
2. Probably not a very good idea anyway.
3. See also “bad plan.”

As the youngest of the three Price children, Antimony is used to people not expecting much from her. She’s been happy playing roller derby and hanging out with her cousins, leaving the globe-trotting to her older siblings while she stays at home and tries to decide what she wants to do with her life. She always knew that one day, things would have to change. She didn’t think they’d change so fast.

Annie’s expectations keep getting shattered. She didn’t expect Verity to declare war on the Covenant of St. George on live television. She didn’t expect the Covenant to take her sister’s threat seriously. And she definitely didn’t expect to be packed off to London to infiltrate the Covenant from the inside…but as the only Price in her generation without a strong resemblance to the rest of the family, she’s the perfect choice to play spy. They need to know what’s coming. Their lives may depend on it.

But Annie has some secrets of her own, like the fact that she’s started setting things on fire when she touches them, and has no idea how to control it. Now she’s headed halfway around the world, into the den of the enemy, where blowing her cover could get her killed. She’s pretty sure things can’t get much worse.

Antimony Price is about to learn just how wrong it’s possible for one cryptozoologist to be.

Title: The Confessions of Young Neroconfessions of young nero
Author: Margaret George
Series: Nero #1
Description: Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar’s imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman or child.

As a boy, Nero’s royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son’s inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead.

While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina’s machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero’s determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become, an Emperor who became legendary.

With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy’s ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.

Releasing March 10, 2017

Red SpringTitle:  Red Spring
Author: D.J. Bodden
Series: The Black Fall #3
Description:  Killer angels, zombie chefs, and werewolves in lab coats. Three weeks after the events of White Winter, the world is changing, it’s coming apart, and Jonas Black can either lose his mind or lose all he has. Can he protect himself and those he loves? Will he emerge from the carnage unscathed, or will victory cost him everything he is? How much will one half-vampire sorcerer allow the world to take from him before he decides to make it bleed?

An epic contemporary fantasy jumping head first into the apocalypse, Red Spring is the breaking point. Welcome to the new normal. Welcome to the Collapse.

 

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip 2/12/2017

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 spread rumors, so be sure you listen close the first time.

This Weeks Gossip:

  • One of our fave authors here at One Book Two is Kevin Hearne.  He’s the author of the Iron Druid Chronicles.  He’s releasing a new series on October 3, 2017 from Del Ray Books.  The series is called Seven Kennings and it looks like a series that could easily be another favorite.

plague of giants

 

Title:  A Plague of Giants
Author:  Kevin Hearne
Series:  Seven Kennings #1
Release date:  October 3, 2017
Description:  In the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world . . . one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom’s only hope? The discovery of a form of magic that will call the world’s wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind.

 

 

  • I love the Demon Accords series.  We are up to book 11 and though I am far behind, I’m pleased to note this series is still going strong. This new episode was released December 30, 2016, which shows I’m a little behind in my information retrieval.  If recollections serves, Chris, the hero in the story is a little superhero-ish and his girlfriend (who could well be his wife now for as far as I am in the series, bad on me) is a Vampire hybrid princess.  That’s what makes it worth reading.

Title:  Snake Eyes33650935
Author:  John Conroe
Series:  Demon Accords #11
Released: December 30, 2016

Description:  Book 11 of the Demon Accords. Las Vegas. Sin City. What happens in Vegas…could kill most of the human race. When all trails lead Chris, Tanya and their entire team to the desert gambling mecca, the stakes become the highest possible. Facing a hybrid demon werewolf, his death witch mother, undead strippers and pregnancy cravings, Chris must rely on his team like never before if he’s to have any chance at saving the race of man, not to mention a spot in preschool for his unborn kids.

 

  • OOf, butcold reign Faith Hunter makes it difficult on us reader fans.  She put out a teaser of the first 5 pages of Cold Reign.  That’s the next Jane Yellowrock book that will be published on May 2, 2017.  It’s so hard to wait!

See the “snippet” here on Faith’s website.

Title:  Cold Reign
Author:  Faith Hunter
Series:  Jane Yellowrock #11
Released: May 2, 2017
Description:  Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the City. But Leo’s reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.

But there’s another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down—and discovers there’s something unusual about these revenants. They never should have risen.

Jane must test her strength against a deadly, unnatural magic beyond human understanding, and a ruthless of cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds…

 

  • goth-witch-of-phillyIf you enjoy the new trend of book trailers (that’s like a movie trailer except for a book – which is bloody brilliant), you will salivate over The Witch’s Lair trailer by Lincoln Farish.
  • Next on the Farish front, Junior Inquistor has made it to the ranks of audio books.  I can hardly wait to hear Sebastian for myself.  Click here for the Audible page.
  • Are you impatient for the next Inquisitor book? Yeah, well, so am I.  I do have some super secret information that I can pass on – not so secret, huh?  Anyway, The German King’s Shade will be the title for the next Inquisitor book.  If you want a glimpse, there is an excerpt at the end of Vampire of Rome, Inquisitor book #4.  I haven’t a release date yet, but I’ll let you know when I hear.
  • Lastly, and I cannot believe this is true and I nearly missed it:  Farish released a free short story in the Inquisitor Series.  Woot!!!  It’s called The Goth Witch of Philly.  I am already half through and I haven’t even finished this post.  Sorry about that! 😉 You can find it on his website -click on the title and it will transport you there with lightning speed.

Title:  The Goth Witch of Philly
Author: Lincoln Farish
Series:  Inquisitor #2.5
Description:  Sure waking up in a dumpster has its draw backs, but at least you woke up. One way to fight madness is to be a bit insane. Disguised as a bum, Brother Maurice travels to Philadelphia to investigate the reports of witchcraft, and finds himself trashed.

  • 2570856I really need to re-read the Monster Hunter’s International series.  Larry Correia does a fantastic job with a secret covert monster hunter group that has been fighting monsters for over 100 years.  I remember the first book – it was a little over 450 pages but it was so totally awesome I couldn’t speak for a week.

Anyway, point of the story is:  there is an anthology in the works.

TitleThe Monster Hunter Files Anthology
Release date:  October 2017
Description: For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large–and in some cases very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced Hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies’ initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world’s most elite monster fighting force. Find out what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis in World War Two, or how the Vatican’s Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. What takes place in a turf war between trailer park elves and gnomes? From the most powerful of mystical beings to MHI’s humble janitor, see the world of professional monster hunting like never before.

Featuring seventeen all new tales based on Larry Correia’s bestselling series, from New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and many more.

“Thistle” by Larry Correia (Owen and his team take on a new kind of monster in Arizona)

“Small Problems” by Jim Butcher (MHI’s new janitor has to deal with some small problems)

“Darkness Under The Mountain” by Mike Kupari (Cooper takes a freelance job in Afghanistan)

“A Knight Of The Enchanted Forest” by Jessica Day George (Trailer park elves versus gnomes TURF WAR!)

“The Manticore Sanction” by John C. Wright (Cold War era British espionage with monsters)

“The Dead Yard” by Maurice Broaddus (Trip goes to Jamaica on some family business)

“The Bride” by Brad R. Torgersen (Franks wasn’t the only thing Benjamin Franklin cut deals with)

“She Bitch, Killer of Kits” (a Skinwalker Crossover Tale) by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock teams up with MHI)

“Mr. Natural” by Jody Lynn Nye (an STFU mission in the 70s has to deal with plant monsters and hippies!)

“Sons Of The Father” by Quincy J. Allen (Two young brothers discover monsters are real, and kill a mess of them)

“The Troll Factory” by Alex Shvartsman (Heather gets some help from MHI for an STFU mission into Russia)

“Keep Kaiju Weird” by Kim May (a Kitsune may have already earned her PUFF exemption, but she’s not going to let some monster squish Portland)

“The Gift” by Steve Diamond (Two of the Vatican’s Hunters from the Blessed Order of Saint Hubert the Protector on a mission in Mexico)

“The Case of the Ghastly Specter” by John Ringo (while studying at Oxford, Chad takes a case)

“Huffman Strikes Back” by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Julie Frost (Owen’s vacation gets interrupted for some monster revenge)

“Hunter Born” by Sarah A. Hoyt (remember how I mentioned Julie didn’t get to go to her prom because of monster problems? Here you go)

“Hitler’s Dog” by Jonathan Maberry (It is WW2 and Agent Franks really hates Nazis)

 

  • Lastly, I was surfing around on twitter yesterday and I found a tweet from Stephen Blackmoore.  He says:  Provided I don’t die any time soon, there will be at least 3 more Eric Carter books.

Please, Stephen, don’t die.

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