Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Upcoming PNR/UF Releases...

While I might lament about all the wonderful UF & PNR series I have yet to start, there are still a heck of a lot that I have started and try to keep up with. I may be a few books behind on some series but that doesn't stop me from looking forward to the newest releases. And of course there are all the new series that I can't stop myself from coveting, TBR pile be damned!

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help...

It's Patty Briggs & Mercy - hands down one of my favorite UF series. If you are one of the few not reading this series, what are you waiting for? Go forth and read. If you are reading this series and want to get a head start on River Marked, you can read the first chapter here.

River Marked ~ Patricia Briggs
Release Date ~ March 1

Some things are better forgotten.

I was alone, and I was lost. I didn’t know where I was; I didn’t know who I was. It doesn’t get more lost than that. Knowing what I knew and not knowing anything else at all, why would I want to be in the darkness where monsters hide?
Because killers hide there, too…

Half-human Cal Leandros has always walked a bloody line between keeping his mortal soul free and clear (sort of) and unleashing the horror of his otherworldly heritage. The one thing that’s always saved him is the memory of his brother, Niko, his friends, and those he loves.

Until now.

Cal wakes up on a beach littered with the recently slaughtered remains of a variety of hideous creatures that were obviously looking for trouble. The fact that he was the one doing the slaughtering doesn’t bother him. The fact that he feels like a natural-born killer doesn’t either. What bothers him is that Cal doesn’t remember Cal anymore…

And he’s not sure he cares.

Love, love, love this series! Cal & Niko - my two favorite brothers are back in book 6 of this amazing series. If you want a gritty, fast-paced, urban fantasy that can have you laughing one minute and on the edge of your seat the next, this is the series for you.

Blackout ~ Rob Thurman
Release Date ~ March 1

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

A new series from Larissa Ione is something to get excited about! Ione writes sexy heroes and kick-ass heroines. No doubt she will once again deliver smoking hot stories that will leave readers asking for more.

Eternal Rider ~ Larissa Ione
Release Date ~ March 29

A Fiery Temper is Not Easily Extinguished

Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful–and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in one another.

A new series that has already gotten a lot of buzz and it's not out for another 3 months! Dragons and Fae could prove to be a wonderful combination of awesomeness.

Dragon Bound ~ Thea Harrison
Release Date ~ May 3

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price . . .

So much goodness coming out this spring. Kate Daniels series is a must for any UF fan. It has a sword wielding heroine, a sometimes furry alpha male, magic, shapeshifters and ultra creepy vampires. And pie. ;)

Magic Slays ~ Ilona Andrews
Release Date ~ May 31

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

It's almost here,the book every fan has been waiting for. Hawk and Sienna! It's been a long wait but it looks like Sienna has grown up and is ready to take on the alpha of the SnowDancer pack. This will also be Singh's first hardcover which is a huge step in her career.

Kiss of Snow ~ Nalini Singh

Release Date ~ May 31

Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna
never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her—one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna’s father. Skilled and steadfast, he’s ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack—vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion—a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

I love the sounds of this trilogy! I've been slowly getting into the post-apocalyptic phenom and this fits right in. And with two talented authors behind the words, it's hard to go wrong.

Ellen Connor is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Ann Aguirre & Carrie Lofty.

Nightfall ~ Ellen Connor
Release date ~ June 7

So what new PNR/UF releases are you looking forward to in the coming months? Any that are not to be missed? Do tell!


  1. Well. It looks like May 3rd with be "Read about dragons" day. I, too have been intrigued by Ms. Harrison's book, and that's the same day Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke will be released.

    And, of course, I'll be looking forward to seeing what Kate and His Fluffiness are up to. ;-)

    It's bad enough three books I want to read will be coming out on June 7, but Nighfall looks interesting, too, and it's due out on that day.

  2. Christina ~ Thanks for mentioning the Deborah Cooke series - I need to catch up on that one!

    I'm hoping for more Kate & Curran than we got in the last book. Love that series!

  3. I'm looking forward to Nalini's next book - though I confess I'm a couple behind. Also the books by Ann Aguirre & Carrie Lofty. And though I just checked her site and it doesn't sigh, I'm really looking forward to the next Joss Ware book even though I'm not even half way through Night Betrayed yet. I'm not sure you would consider them paranormal - probably not - but the next In Death book is coming out the end of February and I'm really looking forward to that one.

  4. I'm looking forward to the new Jeaniene Frost book on 2/22 and most of the ones you mentioned. Oh, and deinitely Ann Aguirre's upcoming books as well.

  5. You know what I realized, Leslie? That March 1st is really close!!! I mean, seriously close! LOL. Now, I wonder if I asked the bookstore to put the Rob Thurman aside, hmmm.

    Sigh, I wish it was an Alpha & Omega book instead, but oh well.

    One series you have to start, Les, is Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep! Her 4th book is coming out in May or April I think... Woohoo :P

    I'm also looking forward to the Dragon book, such good reviews so far.

  6. Definitely all of those except Rob Thurman. Only because I haven't picked up any of her books yet. I probably should though...

    Lover Unleashed anyone? J.R. Ward? Remember her? lol I just can't bring myself to break up with the BDB. But I borrow the hardcovers from the library. I'm not that crazy! lol

  7. Kristie ~ I like the Joss Ware series too! Not sure when the next book is out. Hope it's Ian Marck's.

    Mina ~ I didn't realize Frost had another Cat & Bones due out soon. I'm only 1 book behind (Yeah!) so I can certainly catch up. :)

    Nath ~ I know! Just a few weeks then more Cal & Niko! Did you know book 2 in the Chimera series is out in August?

    Next book for A&O is next January. I had a hard time getting into that series but now I really like it. Still like Mercy more. :)

    Wow- Estep is almost 4 books long? I've got some catching up to do.

    Christine ~ You should definitely try Thurman. Love her writing!

    Sorry, kicked the BDB habit after book 5. Too many plot holes & the valley girl/gansta speak got to me. When I see one at the library/UBS I think hmmm... but then I remember how frustrated I got with the last one. LOL

  8. Yes, buy! Save a male protagonist (and his hot brother) today. Do we like hot brothers fighting side by side? Yes, we do. Also there will be a Cal VIDEO release week 3/1-3/6. Check out my blog on my website for the details. I think I'm even more excited over a Cal video than my fans. :>

  9. Darkest Secret from Gena Showalter, and Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole. Can't wait for those two.

  10. I wasn't even aware about the new Chimera book! Woohooo!

  11. Oooh, the new Cal Leandros book! You know I'll be reading that one, as well as Magic Slays and Kiss of Snow. I'm behind on the Ione series... I have the last book in my TBR (Sin Undone) and should probably get to it before the new one gets out! I can't believe I forgot about it. :(

  12. Rob ~ Thanks for the heads up on the Video. I really liked the one for Chimera. And so happy about Basilisk! I was hoping Chimera would become a series.

    Terlee ~ Ah, I forgot the Kresley Cole. I’m only 2 books behind in that series and have both on the TBR pile. I haven’t read Gena Showalter yet but have 3 or 4 of her Lords of the Underworld books that I need to read. So many books, so little time!

    Nath ~ Yes! 2 Thurman books this year. :) Basilisk is told from Michael’s POV which should be fun since he has such an interesting take on the world.

    Hils ~ The Ione series is a spin-off of her Demonica series, so, not sure how much cross-over there will be.

  13. Last year was a good year for Ms Thurman with 3 books. I wonder if we'll have a Trickster book this year as well... I hope so :) I thought the 2nd book was better :)