This week brought two review copies and one ARC. One of these books is one I cannot wait to read, but I’m not so sure the other two are really the books for me. As usual, I’ll mention them anyway just in case they are books you are interested in and want to check out!
Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey
This is the sequel to Santa Olivia, which I rather enjoyed (review). Jacqueline Carey is an immensely talented author and I was quite amazed by just how different Santa Olivia was from Kushiel’s Dart and the Naamah series. I am really excited about reading this one and am planning to start it just as soon as I finish the book I’m reading now.
Saints Astray has a release date of November 22. The first chapter is available to read online.
Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered “wolf man”-and Pilar Ecchevarria grew up in the military zone of Outpost 12, formerly known as Santa Olivia. But now they’re free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape. During a series of escapades, they discover that Miguel, Loup’s former sparring partner and reprobate surrogate brother, has escaped from Outpost 12 and is testifying on behalf of its forgotten citizens-at least until he disappears from protective custody. Honor drives Loup to rescue Miguel, even though entering the U.S could mean losing her liberty. Pilar vows to help her.
It will take a daring and absurd caper to extricate Miguel from the mess he’s created but Loup is prepared to risk everything… and this time she has help.
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
This is the second book in a young adult series, the Immortal Beloved trilogy, and it follows Immortal Beloved. It will be released in January 2012.
Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River’s Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River’s Edge, despite som drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won’t allow herself to have. But just as she’s getting comfortable, her family’s ties to dark magick force her to leave.
She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
This is the second book in the Lords of Deliverance series, following Eternal Rider. It’s spinoff series continuing after Demonica, another paranormal romance series by New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione. Immortal Rider will be on sale on November 22. An excerpt is available to read online.
The signs are everywhere…disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there…but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday…or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.