Monday, June 20, 2011

Book News: Check out these June Releases!

Summer begins officially this week despite the muggy 80+ degree weather we've been having here in DC.
It's been better this week but it's still way too hot for me-- oh glorious day when I will move somewhere with milder temperatures. With just two weeks left in the month of June that doesn't mean that there aren't any new releases in the urban fantasy genre. Here are just a few gems scheduled for release in the next few days.

June 21, 2011
"Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot. To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motor home she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli's old world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her. And just when Stephanie decides it might be time to choose between the two men in her life, Morelli and Ranger, a third man from Stephanie's past moves back to Trenton..."

June 22, 2011
"When patron of the arts Lady Erlorne Werewilk hires Markhat to identify the parties who are stealthily mapping out the Lady"s estate by moonlight Markhat anticipates the usual-greedy relatives or rapacious neighbors plotting a land grab. After all muses Rannit"s most feckless Finder the Lady runs a colony filled with young artists. Aside from snits over color and perspective how dangerous could a squabble over a backwoods house possibly be? With new partner Gertriss in tow Markhat takes the Lady"s case. Before the first night is done the house is visited by murder mayhem and the haunting wail of what may be a genuine banshee come to herald not just one death but the deaths of all within. Trapped in a house under siege Markhat must make a desperate gamble with an old enemy to win the race to unlock the secret that lies beneath the Lady's lands."
June 28, 2011
"Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge. But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself." First in a new series.

June 28, 2011
"Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.
Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?"
 June 28, 2011
"In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman’s arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda—and he begins to move.
The family hides the child—whom they name Stony—rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret—until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world."
 June 28, 2011
"Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever.  Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural?  She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman.  Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.
But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia.  That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play.  And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . ."
June 28, 2011
"Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself. The catch: She must once again work with Varik Baudelaire, her former mentor and ex-fiancĂ©, as he spearheads a search for a missing college student. But Varik has been keeping secrets from Alex, and his mysterious past is on a collision course with his present.
When Alex and Varik discover a carefully handcrafted doll at a crime scene, neither of them can see how close the danger really is or that a killer known as the Dollmaker has made Alex the object of his horrific desire. Now the only way out of the Dollmaker’s lair is through the twilight realm of the Shadowlands, where all secrets—for better or worse—will be revealed."
June 28, 2011
"Meet Matt Richter. Zombie. PI.
From his arrival at Nekropolis, Matt has found himself embroiled in disputes with the city's vampire lords, shapeshifters, golems and other monstrosities.
Nothing has prepared him for the Dark War." 



  1. Ummm, can you say AWESOME!! I'm definitely checking out some of these.
    Been looking for some good reads. Looks like this summer might be a good one for books!


  2. Not really excited to read any of these books. ::sigh:: The one I REALLY want won't be released until next month (the new Kelly Gay!).

  3. I'm really excited about that one! Can't wait! I've also been meaning to pick up the new Mercy Thompson novel. I'm been so busy with this class I'm taking I'm ashamed to say I haven't gotten it yet.



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