Cant wait...

Each year I'm granted installments of all my favorite series, and of course I'm always looking forward to those.  But I'm just as excited, if not more so, when completely new series/books are being released.  Here are a few that have been on my radar.

Kevin Hearne
Iron Druid Chronicles #1
Pub Date: April 19th
Del Rey

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old--when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he's hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power--plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish--to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

*This series is slated for a quick release this Spring, with Hounded in April, Hexed in May and Hammered in June... LOVE quick release series*

Cherie Priest
Chesire Red Reports #1
Pub date: Jan 25th
First 50 pages

Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

*I'm so excited to dive into Cherie Priest's first bonafide Urban Fantasy series. I absolutely fell in love with her vision while reading Boneshaker. I just can't wait*

Carrie Vaughn
Pub date: April 12th
Tor Books

Can an accountant defeat a supervillain? Celia West, only daughter of the heroic leaders of the superpowered Olympiad, has spent the past few years estranged from her parents and their high-powered lifestyle. She’s had enough of masks and heroics, and wants only to live her own quiet life out from under the shadow of West Plaza and her rich and famous parents.

Then she is called into her boss’ office and told that as the city’s top forensic accountant, Celia is the best chance the prosecution has to catch notorious supervillain the Destructor for tax fraud. In the course of the trial, Celia’s troubled past comes to light and family secrets are revealed as the rift between Celia and her parents grows deeper. Cut off from friends and family, Celia must come to terms with the fact that she might just be Commerce City’s only hope.

This all-new and moving story of love, family, and sacrifice is an homage to Golden Age comics that no fan will want to miss.

*This plot is one that I've had an idea for myself, but alas I am not a writer, so I'm pretty much freakin out to see how this story can be told*

Allison Pang
Pub Date: Jan 25th
Chapter 1
Pocket Books

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

*by the time this goes live I'll probably have this read*

Michelle Rowen
Jillian Conrad #1
Pub Date: Feb, 1
Chapter 1

Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she’s just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him.

Declan Reese was only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian’s veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom. Also, the serum has had an unintended effect, making her blood irresistible to all vampires—including Declan, whose bloodthirsty traits are driven into a frenzy by her.

Driven by duty to protect her and by instinct to crave her, Declan takes Jillian into his shadowy world of blood and battle. But he soon realizes his increasing need for her may be a different kind of hunger…

*Sounds awesome right?! Michelle Rowen is getting a ton of action with this book, and I plan on jumpin on the bandwagon.*

Sable Grace
Dark Breed #1
Pub Date: Apr 26th
Avon Books

The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed -- vampyre, demons, shape shifters -- and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen... and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission -- to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity -- Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort... Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both...

*I don't know much about the writing duo that make up Sable Grace, but the plot sounds really interesting to me*

Ellen Connor
Dark Age Dawning #1
Pub Date June 7th
Chapter 1

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 Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and the 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.

*It's no secret that Ann Aguirre is one of my mostest favoritest authors, with her Sirantha Jax series.  Ever since I heard she was creating yet another pen name and starting a new series with the help of author Carrie Lofty, I pretty much couldn't sit still*


  1. Gah! Those are all on my list too! I'm down to read some of those with you when they're released. =) By the way ... check your e-mail.

  2. Jen D: You're awesome. Just wanted to put that out there for all the world to see :D

    Blodeuedd: I'm excited!

  3. Hmm Hounded sounds like a good book, maybe not enough romance for my taste though. Thanks for showing all of these books.

  4. Hi Alexa! Haven't seen you in a while. I can't WAIT to start on Kevin Hearne's series!! It does sound awesome doesn't it? Maybe the hunky guy on the cover will be enough for you ;)

  5. Nightshade and Nightfall are on my radar too. But I bet you'll read them first! lol Nice list Jess!

  6. Julie: pfft, you get books before I do :P

  7. Oh man, those all look so tempting. They all will be added to my wishlist, especially that Kevin Hearne one. I think Moning has spoiled my with the Druids :) Thank you so much for this post.

  8. Vagabond: *whispers* I think that's the book I'm most excited about too. Stay tuned to the site, we're gonna hopefully have some fun things with Mr. Hearne in the near future.

    ...and who am I kidding, I'm a junkie. I'm excited for them all LOL

  9. Thanks for the wonderful post! I have officially placed 3 of these series on my TBR list! The one I am most excited for is Iron Druid Chronicals by Kevin Hearne because...a) the covor is awesome and b) I love a fast release series as well! It will also be my first male other in the PRN genre...if that is what it's genre is. LOL.