Hellforged is the second book in the Deadtown series by Nancy Holzner. I loved the first one, its worldbuiling was really strong and the book has a very interesting and sometimes amusing take on zombies plus one sexy shifter. It´s going to be published on December 28th 2010. There´s no blurb yet, but Nancy Holzner shares this interesting bit of information on her blog:
It’s the name of a weapon that Vicky must learn to use to fight a kind of demon she’s never encountered before.
I´m sure as hell (get it, hell?!? lame, I know) going to pre-order it!
Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.
Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for her own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail.
A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.
I guess it´s needless to say anything about Kim Harrison´s Hallows series. Everyone knows and loves it. I find it truly amazing that even after 8 books, she still manages to comes up with something incredible. Judging by the blurb, Pale Demon promises to be just as awesome as all the other books (and maybe someday, my prayers will be answered and Kisten is brought back to life. A girl can dream, right!). Pale Demon´s release date is February 22nd 2011.
Demon Marked is the sequel to Shadow Bound which is always on top of my TBR but somehow I never come around to actually read it. There´s not much about this one except that it´s supposed to be released sometime 2011. The cover is great though. The first book was made in mostly dark blues and black and now a lot of yellow and orange. I´m really waiting for more news about Demon Marked.
Venom is not even out yet and Jennifer estep already tortures us with news and bits about the book after Venom, Tangled Threads. On her homepage, she has released the mild spoilery backcover blurb:
I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling … or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead …
As if that isn´t awesome and mind blowing enough (Owen Grayson AND her sister!!! LaFleur somehow always reminds me of LOST! Gah!), here is another treat for all Gin Bianco lovers: the first chapter of Tangled Threads.
Release date for Tangled Threads is May 2011.
Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River—one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help…
River Marked is also one of the books I´m dying to get. Did you read this blurb?? OMG!!! When it comes to walkers and weres, there´s hardly anything better than Mercy and Adam.
It´s released on January 25th 2011, still long, but managable.
I hope you enjoyed the news just as much as I did!
Please note that all the covers might not be final and still subject to changes!