A few more titles I wanted to alert folks to that I didn’t get a chance to mention before dashing off to mingle at the PASIC party.

Celeste Bradley starts a new trilogy called Runaway Brides in August.  DEVIL IN MY BED is the first title.  According to the marketing descriptions, it’s a Regency-set series focusing on three lords with a “woman in his past who may or may not be the mother of his child.”    I’m a little unclear whether it’s the same woman for all three, but I’m guessing not because that would probably be weird.


Also in August, St. Martin’s will be reissuing three books from Lora Leigh‘s SEALs series for $4.99 apiece.  KILLER SECRETS, DANGEROUS GAMES, and HIDDEN AGENDAS will all be part of the promo.


Bantam seems to be making a big push for Mary Blayney.  TRAITOR’S KISS and LOVER’S KISS were released in beautiful combined mass-market volume last fall for $6.99 and the cover for her September 2009 release, STRANGER’S KISS is gorgeously foiled and embossed.  Trust me, the picture can’t do it justice.



Speaking of gorgeous covers, coming from Orbit in September is the first book of the Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum.  THE DROWNING CITY takes place in a monsoon-drenched metropolis filled with pirates, smugglers and revolutionaries.  As a spy for the crown and necromancer, Isyllit Isklader hopes to make a name for herself in these very uncertain times, but suddenly the dead have a lot to say, and she’s not liking what she hears. 


As I’ve mentioned before, we get sales kits every month from a number of publishers.  It’s always fun to check out new cover looks and what’s coming up from whom.  A few new series in coming months that looked particularly interesting to me:


St. Martin’s

DEMONS NOT INCLUDED by Cheyenne McCray – the first book in a new urban fantasy series called Night Tracker.  Personally, I’ve had it up to about *here* with demons, but I guess that’s just me. 


STREET MAGIC by Caitlin Kittredge – the start of a new series called Black London.  I don’t yet have a cover image to show, but it looked like some fun steampunk-style romance.

EVE OF DESTRUCTION by S.J. Day – This is actually the second book of a trilogy to come out in consecutive months starting in May.  Yet more demon hunting, but apparently the heroine is also wanted by Cain and Abel.  Kinky.  And I really do have a hard time resisting that kick-butt heroine.  To me, this looks as though it could be as fun as the Rogue Angel concept.


CONFESSIONS OF A DUCHESS by Nicola Cornick – Finally, not everything is urban fantasy.  This is the first book of a new Brides of Fortune series, again with three books in three consecutive months.  I wish I had a cover to show, but the three together definitely caught my eye.  And the series sounds as though it has a delightful premise.  From the author’s site: When unscrupulous village squire Sir Montague Fortune discovers that he can revive all the ancient taxes in the village of Fortune’s Folly he causes uproar amongst the populace, for the medieval Dames’ Tax will allow him to take half the dowry of every unmarried woman in the village unless she weds within the year! Soon the village is bustling with fortune hunting bachelors out to persuade the ladies that it would be preferable to marry them than to lose their fortunes!



DUST TO DUST – Heather Graham is getting in on the urban fantasy action too, with a new four-book series where the four elements play a major role in preventing the apocalypse. 




I think the covers in this new trilogy by Tessa Dare look so beautiful together. 

This is it for now, but as new stuff catches my eye, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.