These weren’t in the monthly kits, but they popped up in my Amazon recommendations because I’m a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey.
In June, she starts a new urban fantasy/paranormal series, which is coming out in trade paperback from Grand Central. From the back cover:
Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey’s take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth.
Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive “Wolf-Man” who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup’s father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The “Wolf-Men” were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father’s wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.
After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town.
Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
And in July, there’s a new leg of the Kushiel series with NAAMAH’S KISS. This one moves from Terre d’Ange to the more Celtic-seeming land of Alba. It follows the story of a young woman named Moirin, who has the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow. Her skills are a true gift when facing the vengeful plans of an ambitious mage, a noble warrior princess desperate to save her father’s throne, and the spirit of a celestial dragon.
Both titles are currently available for preorder.
Hooray for more historical fiction. Susan Wiggs begins The Tudor Rose trilogy from Mira in August. These are reissues, but they sure are gorgeous.
Kelly Armstrong is moving to hardcover in November with FROSTBITTEN, which follows the September paperback release of LIVING WITH THE DEAD. The first chapter of the latter can be found here.
I meant to have more today, but had to dash off to the PASIC cocktail reception (oh the hardship). To be continued…