Unfortunately, it may continue to be a bit quiet around here a little longer while I’m still spending most of my time not at my job moving and unpacking (and any time not doing either in an exhausted haze). In the meantime here are a couple of new books that showed up in the mail this week.
Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar
The sequel to Lonely Wolf Girl is available on Amazon, although the letter I received with it says it will be released on August 15. I hadn’t heard of either of these books, but I have heard that Millar’s Good Fairies of New York is good. Considering the pretty cover and the quote by Neil Gaiman on it, I am rather intrigued by this one now.
Kallix, a morose, laudanum-addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the uneasy peace that temporarily prevails in court, despite the endemic debauchery and degeneracy always threatening to again spiral out of control. Frankly, things aren’t much better for her in London than in Scotland. The love of her life is in hiding and her enemies increase in number by the day. Strong as she is when enraged, it’s becoming ever more dangerous to be her. Daniel and Moonglow, her two human friends, do what they can to keep her hidden in plain sight (who would look for a werewolf in a remedial program for high school dropouts?) and keep her fed. Millar is a true world-creator, populating Curse of the Wolf Girl with a universe of characters: fashion-designing werewolves, cross-dressing werewolves, and neurotic, psychotic, and erotic werewolves, as well as fairies, Fire Elementals, and good ole humans — whipping them in faster and faster revolutions with his thrilling, vertiginous rollercoaster narrative.
Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton
This is the second book in the Eternal Guardians series following Marked. It’s paranormal romance based on the story of Jason and the Argonauts and it just came out this week.
ZANDER—The most feared of all the Eternal Guardians. It’s rumored he can’t be killed, and he always fights like he has nothing to lose. But as a descendant of the famed hero Achilles, he’s got to have a vulnerability…somewhere.
Forces of daemons are gathering and have broken through the barriers of the Underworld. Now more than ever the Eternal Guardians are needed to protect both their own realm and the human world. Zander can’t afford to think about what might have been with the bewitching physician he once regarded as his soul mate. But with eternity stretching before him, he also can’t fathom spending his life without the one woman who makes him feel most alive. Perhaps he’s found his weakness, after all…