Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Iron Kissed
Mercy Book 3
Patricia Briggs

Talk about a picture being worth a thousand books sales. It is unmistakable that a book cover sells copies, and the Mercy series was launched into the stratosphere by the book covers alone. What kept it up there was the amazing new world and fantastic storytelling of the author.

Well now that it's garnered a cult following it is exciting to see what the future brings.

Here's the author's note on this upcoming title, "Iron Kissed, the third book in the Mercedes Thompson series focuses more on the fae. The werewolves, of course, as Mercy's family (whether she wants them or not) also have a major role, but the vampires are conspicuous by their absence. The reason for their absence is that the events of Iron Kissed take place in less than a week -- and because I had enough to juggle and the vampire situation Mercy has put herself in is going to require more than a brief appearance will answer."

Also the Mercy's garage T-shirts are going to be made available for purchase, but is going to be a limited run so keep your eyes and ears open. Patty has signed contracts for four books, and has verbally agreed to an offer to write three more, for a total of seven books in this series! These books will be released in Jan/Feb of each year. The third book, Iron Kissed will be available in January of 2008. - hurog.com

An Ice Cold Grave
Harper Connelly Book 3
Charlaine Harris

Hired to find a boy gene missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there-only to discover that the boy was only one of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways. All calling for Harper. Harper soon finds them-eight victims, buried in the half-frozen ground, all come to an unspeakable end. Afterwards, what she most wants to do is collect her fee and get out of town ahead of the media storm that's soon to descend. But when she's attacked and prevented from leaving, she reluctantly becomes a part of the investigation as she learns more than she cares to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville-knowledge that makes her the next person likely to rest in an ice-cold grave.

This is one of my super fave series and I cannot wait until it's October release. I need something to get started between Harper and Tolliver man! I'm sure she'll drag it out forever, but I live in hope. She posted the first two chapters on her website and you can read them here. It's made the wait worse for me after I read them, so read at your own risk.

Book 3
Rob Thurman

Okay, she is really bad at giving any info on what's coming up next. So I don't know didly squat on what the story'll be about. I'm sure the Auphe will be in there for shiz. The blond on the cover is a character nammed Delilah, and that's all I know so far. But it's worth a trip to Thurman's livejournal to read some hints into the lives of the HTOH.

Here's an example from it:

Cal's List

Cal's list of reasons not to brood and/or kill self:

1. find out where Robin gets all the Prozac he keeps sprinkling in my morning cereal

2. write to Dr. Phil and find out if they take moody, genetic freak monster half breeds with mommy issues on the show...and if so, does it pay anything?

3.decide once and all between boxers and briefs

4. ask Delilah to please let you wear underwear again as its beginning to chafe.

5. keep dosing Niko's soy milk with pure cane sugar and ground coffee. It seems to make him less homicidal

6. when Robin knocks at the door and says Orgy-to-Go, believe him and lock the door. Then climb out the window, down the fire escape and run for your life.

7. figure out how I can be Greek, Rom, and Auphe and still can't understand a single cab driver in this city.

8. find out if Goodfellow perms or that's natural, because if that's a perm...shit he's got a good stylist.

9. would I look more brooding with a streak of silver in my hair ? (note to self: ask Robin's stylist)

10. get some sort of pepper spray to keep the goth/emo kids from following me down the street 24/7. It's starting to freak me out.

11. Get Niko to stop calling my underwear underoos when it's his turn to do the laundry.

12. Start cleaning old food out of the refrigerator before the mold gets a chokehold on you (like last time.)

13. Never ask your brother's vampire girlfriend if she's glad to see you or that's just an overbite.

14. never leave explosive rounds on top of the stove while cooking a pizza...

15, SHIT!

Small Favor
Dresden Book 10
Jim Butcher

Not much is known about this book yet, other than Jim saying: "Small Favor. Because, y'know, Harry still owes two."
To be released in hardcover from Roc publishing, April 2008.-

I still hate Murphy as his love interest.

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