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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His Sanctuary has been revoked from the one place he could drink safely.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 6/23/19

 

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.

  • This author is one of Ivana’s favorite.

Title: The Girl in Red
Author: Christina Henry
Release date: June 18, 2019
DescriptionFrom the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic “Little Red Riding Hood”…about a woman who isn’t as defenseless as she seems.

It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.

There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.

Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods….

  • I’m so far behind on this series and she put out another one!!!

TitleSEAL’s Rescue
Author: Sharon Hamilton
Series: Bone Frog Brotherhood #4
Release date:  June 11, 2019
DescriptionNavy SEAL Tucker Hudson has barely recovered from his last difficult deployment in Africa, a near-failed operation, when he learns the American hostage they were unable to free that last time, has been found. His team is tasked with going in a second time to complete what was left undone.

Brandy Hudson’s world is changing every day as she devotes herself to their new pregnancy and the purchase of their new home.

But danger from the hostage rescue across the oceans comes home to affect Brandy and Tucker’s family in a desperate plot uncovered in California. Will it be in time to save the happily ever after they both desire?

  • Another series I’m so far behind on.  One of these days…

TitleMidnight Blood
Author: Adam J. Wright
Series: Harbinger, P.I. #6
Release date: April 30, 2019
DescriptionA horror novelist goes missing in Maine…No, not that guy!

I barely have time to recover from my last case before I’m hired to look into the disappearance of horror novelist L.H. Cain. Seems like she’s disappeared from the face of the earth.

With her mega-rich father breathing down my neck every step of the way and an ancient wizard trying to convince me to use the creepy sword in my basement, this case isn’t going to be a walk in the park. Unless the park has ancient demons and weird undead…things.

Oh, and Mallory’s back!

It’s time to sharpen the swords and open a can of whoop-ass on some eldritch horrors.

  • And another!!

TitleTwilight Heart
Author: Adam J. Wright
Series: Harbinger, P.I. #7
Release date: July 21, 2019
Description: How do you mend a broken heart?…Put it back into the sorceress it came out of.

There’s only one way to lift Mallory’s death curse and Alec will do anything to save his friend.

 

 

 

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 3/31/19

 

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, now this is just mean.  Amy Braun posted this on instagram and it’s a massive tease.

Title:  Hunt of the Gods
Author: Amy Braun
Series:  Areios Brothers #2
Release: June 4, 2019
Description: Power always demands a price.

Two months have passed since Derek Areios—war-scion and heir of Ares—and the band of rogue scions he’s aligned with recovered both the Thunderbolt of Zeus and the Heart of the Devourer and returned them to the Gods. During the battle, Derek discovered he could control not only the element of fire, as all war-scions can, but also the dark element “aether,” making him the only scion alive to wield two types of elemental magic.

Commanded by Zeus to retrieve the Trinity Weapons and the Shards of Cronus, Derek and the rogue scions are thwarted in their goal by a gang of water-scions with a grudge against one of the rogues—Thea, heir of Poseidon. Both groups travel to an uninhabited island to recover one of the Shards––the Eye that belonged to Cronus, King of the Titans. But what they encounter will lead them down a path of brutal betrayals, hard truths, painful memories, and desperate actions.

With angry and impatient gods breathing down his neck, a curse that allows Ares to control him, a prophecy he’s desperate to avoid, a magic spear corrupting his thoughts, and two forms of elemental magic, Derek has a lot of baggage—and a lot of power. Will the price of using that power to satisfy the Gods be too much for him to pay?

Mythological monsters, explosive magic, and devastating truths take center stage in the second novel of the action-packed AREIOS BROTHERS series from Amy Braun. 

  • This book is one that ambushed me when I least expected it.  It crept up and blindsided me with it’s cover. It’s from a very new author who is also a gamer, so…I’ll let you know.  Stay tuned.  Review will be coming.

TitleNecropolis PD
Author: Nathan Sumsion
Release date:  April 2, 2019
Description: How do you solve a murder in the city of the dead?

Jacob Green was just an average college student. But three months ago, he ran through the wrong door and found himself trapped in the city of Meridian – a literal necropolis, concealed from the modern world, made up of forgotten places and populated entirely by the dead.

As the only living, breathing resident, Jake has struggled to scrape out an existence while waiting for the Necropolis Police Department to decide his fate, and it’s not looking good. But when an unusual string of crimes hits the city, Jake’s overseer and tormentor, NPD Detective Marsh offers him a deal: Jake’s life in exchange for helping them solve the worst series of crimes in the necropolis’ history.

Someone, or some thing is killing the dead, and if Jake can’t figure out who’s responsible, he could be next.

Necropolis PD is a hidden world fantasy that combines mystery, horror, magic, and more than a little humor. This book is perfect for the living and recently-departed alike.

  • Now, this next book is from an author we all know and love.  Craig Schaefer is one of those authors that can weave words into gold.  The cover is gorgeous and I think this will be a new book that is a big hit.

TitleGhosts of Gotham
AuthorCraig Schaefer
Release date: April 9, 2019
Description: Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But the shrewd Regina Dunkle offers more than money. It’s a pact. Fulfill her request, and Lionel’s own notorious buried past, one he’s been running from since he was a child, will remain hidden.

As Lionel’s quest begins, so do the warnings. And where rare books go, murder follows. It’s only when Lionel meets enigmatic stranger Madison Hannah, his personal usher into the city’s secret history, that he realizes he’s being guided by a force more powerful than logic…and that he isn’t just following a story. He is the story.

Now that the true purpose of his mission is revealing itself in the most terrifying ways, it may finally be time for Lionel to believe in the unbelievable.

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 2/10/19

 

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 LOVE the Goddess With A Blade series by Lauren Dane.  Of course, Rowan is beautiful, deadly and kick ass.  She’s also got a vampire wrapped around her little finger that is gorgeous, rich and cherishes her beyond any of our wildest dreams.  News is that #5 in the series is releasing in June 2019.

TitleWrath of the Goddess
AuthorLauren Dane
Series Goddess with a Blade #5
Release date: June 2019
Description:  A wedding day should be one you remember fondly, but for Rowan Summerwaite, the fond memories are swept aside by the brutal murder of one of her dearest friends. She heads back to Las Vegas to track down those responsible … 

1B2’s reviews in this series:

Favorite Quote:

Whatever he’s hiding is what I need to not only nail his coffin shut, but to dig down to the earth’s core to bury him and cover with millions of pounds of concrete.”

 

TitleShades of Wicked

Shades of Wicked CR: A

AuthorJeaniene Frost
SeriesNight Rebel #1
Release date:  October 30, 2018
DescriptionIn this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match!

The Rule Breaker

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The Law Maker

Veritas’ normal role is police, judge and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s devil-may-care, roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers that Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences…

 

  • Here’s a book that caught my eye.  These authors, D.D. Miers and Graceley Knox, are unfamiliar to me but this books description is what put this book in the firm TBR pile.  Yeah, got it in my library and everything so every time I open my kindle it’s there…taunting me.  I AM looking forward to reading this one because, again, read the description!  Oh, and while I was out sifting through the books these authors have in their repertoire, I got hooked on more of their books.  Check out these series too:  Wicked Kingdoms (Knox),  Half-Blood Huntress Chronicles (Miers & Knox), How to Be a Necromancern (Miers & Knox) and Relic Keeper (Miers)

TitleGravestones and Wicked Bones
AuthorD.D. Miers and Graceley Knox
SeriesShadow Creatures #1
Release date: December 5, 2018
Description:   Half Fae. Half Demon. 100% Badass Bitch.
My sisters and I weren’t born with magic. No, we were forced into it. Betrayed into it by the one person who was supposed to protect us. Now we’re living in a shithole desert town at the mercy of a sexy-as-hell Fae named Bastian.

So far, I’ve been able to buy Violet and Jade time to live freely, without being held to Bastian’s constant call. I’ve been doing his dirty work for five long years, but my sisters’ freedom is wearing thin. Soon he’ll summon them, just as he did me—and I can’t let that happen.

Bastian’s latest assignment offers an escape for my sisters, and I’d be a fool not to take it. But my target is more powerful than any man I’ve faced before, and doubly seductive. He draws out my inner demons—literally—and evading this attraction might prove more difficult than finishing what I started.

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 1/27/19

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 the Christmas season has passed, but I failed to mention that favorite author, Terry Maggert, released a short story in the Halfway Witchy world.  It’s 30 pages of a fun, good feeling glimpse into the residents of Halfway.

Title: Halfway Holiday
AuthorTerry Maggert
SeriesHalfway Witchy
Release date:  December 7, 2019
Description:  When Wulfric needs the season’s hottest toy, he turns to the only person who can help: Tammy’s new boyfriend, who might not be human. Between pizza dinners, helpful Fae, and stacks of waffles, join the crew of Halfway as they solve a Christmas mystery and find out that sometimes, what you can’t see can really hurt you.
This humorous paranormal short is for fans of witches, waffles, and Christmas. Read with a cup of tea.

 

 

  • This next book makes me a little sad.  It’s the end of the story – end of the series.  I discovered this series back when it was a pup – 2012 to be exact.  I never expected to get so attached to the characters.  My favorite has to be Cookie.  The transition book was probably around book 9 or 10, and that made me nervous.  Why?  I don’t know.  They are fictional characters, for goodness sake!  But I was quite attached.  I could feel the end of the series coming and I started getting separation anxiety, I guess.  If you’ve not started the series, please make time for it.  Charley’s quirkiness and sass is so much fun.

TitleSummoned to the Thirteenth Grave
Author:  Darynda Jones
SeriesCharley Davidson #13
Release date:  January 15, 2019
Description: Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person starkraving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed Reyes and her daughter, Beep, but now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

  • Here’s a book suggestion that I received in my email.  From where I’m standing, it looks pretty darn good.  I just ordered it and I’m ready to dive in.

TitleRune Awakening
Author: Genevra Black
Series: The Necromancer’s Daughter #1
Release date: December 26, 2018
DescriptionEdie’s family secret won’t stay buried … and neither will anything else.

Edie Holloway longs for an exciting life. Instead, she’s lost her job, her band is going nowhere, and her hamster just kicked the bucket. Or did he? Because he’s breathing again.

When a mysterious man with magical powers saves her from an otherworldly attack, Edie gets more excitement than she bargained for. Turns out, she and Marius are on opposite sides of an apocalyptic battle between the forces of good and evil—and he wants her dead.

To make matters worse, a gun-toting zombie shows up in Edie’s living room—an undead servant inherited from her father. And he’s not all she inherited. Edie can raise the dead, a power that places her squarely on the side of evil. The only way to change that destiny is to assemble a team of supernatural warriors, revive an ancient faction, and stop the oncoming war.

If Edie screws up, it could literally mean the end of not just the world, but everyone she loves. And this time, everything will stay dead.

Title:  Word Magic
Author: Gary Jonas with Barb Hendee
Released:  January 21, 2019
Description: Believe in the magic of words

Greg Jenkins is a lonely bookstore owner, with only a cat for company. He longs for love, but no longer believes it’s possible.

Enter romance author Susannah Hayworth, who agrees to write a story in the bookstore before a live audience. As a writer, she works magic with words, creating characters who seem more real than your next-door neighbor. And now the audience wants her to create the perfect woman for Greg…

If you enjoy stories of hope, and believe in the power of words, you’ll love this new short story by Gary Jonas and Barb Hendee.

 

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