Monday, July 1, 2013

New Releases I'm Looking Forward To: 3rd Quarter 2013

My usual disclaimer:
Let me state, this is really based on authors or series that I'm already reading since those are the things I follow.  I'm not paid to write this blog nor do I have any affiliations with any publishers so I don't receive free books or advance notice of things except what I glean off Facebook from people who do have those contacts or what I research on my own (which again, leads back to authors that I'm already reading).  Maybe someday I'll be one of those who has the contacts and gets ARCs but it's not today.

While last quarter was pretty small for new releases I was looking forward to, this quarter (which starts today...yikes!) is pretty full.  Looking at how little I read last month I apparently seriously need to get back to reading more if I want to have any hope of shrinking my to-read pile.

Night Vision is the next book in the Indigo Court series.  The war seems to be over with Rhiannon and Cicely readying for their coronation as the Queens of Summer and Winter respectively and marrying the loves of their lives.  Unfortunately, those they have defeated are not about to go away graciously.  Geoffrey and Leo have released the Blood Oracle and set him lose upon the town and Leo has kidnapped Rhiannon.  Can Cicely manage to save her and everything they have worked so hard to gain or will it all crumble before they even sit upon the thrones?  Really can not wait for this one and so bummed that my local bookstore won't have it in until the end of the week.  What the heck am I supposed to do until then???
Release Date: July 2

Denver is trying to get used to their new Master Vampire and now there is a new rogue werewolv for Kitty to deal with in Kitty in the Underworld.  I'm hoping to see some real progress in the main plot of the series and I can only hope I'll like this master vampire half as much as Rick.  Still bummed that he has gone off.
Release Date: July 30

Last Blood is a hard one for me to talk much about as I haven't yet had the chance to read the series but everything I've heard says it's fantastic so I'll be picking it up and hoping to get to it before the end of the year.
Release Date: July 30

Magic Rises is the one coming out at the end of July that I am most looking forward to.  I LOVE Kate and Curran but the plot on this one sounds more troubling than usual as it involves the were-children not being able to control their shifting and dying.  I so want to read it but at the same time, I'm just hoping the authors handle this well or I'm going to end up a crying mess on the floor.
Release Date: July 30

I have heard that Grave Visions is due out next month from Goodreads and B&N but no information it even exists from Amazon so not sure what is going on.  I'm really interested to see what will be going down with Alex and the Fae, especially now that Fagin is going to be living with her.
Release Date: August 6

I'm a book behind in the Greywalker series, but the newest one, Possession , will be coming out soon so maybe I need to just spend all of July reading so I can get caught up.  A comatose woman suddenly wakes up able to paint scenes in great details of things she's never seen, talk with another's voice, and mysterious writing appearing on her skin.  Harper is called in to figure things out and finds out that this is not an isolated case but can she figure out what is causing it?
Release Date: August 6

Heart of Venom is another one I'm really looking forward to.  I really enjoy the elemental assassin series for the most part and while I wasn't thrilled with the last installment, I'm hoping this one is the real deal.  Sophia, Gin's friend and body-disposer, is being threatened and Gin simply won't tolerate that and is ready to go to any lengths to save her friend.  This book is also supposedly a turning point in the relationship between Gin and Owen which I'm really hoping is a good one as I really love them two of them together.
Release Date: August 27

It really isn't fair to have so many incredible books that I can't wait for in such a short period of time and Chimes at Midnight  is yet another one of them.  I really love Seanan McGuire and absolutely love this universe.  It seemed like at the end of the last book that things might finally be settling down for Toby.  She has her squire, her job, and a budding romance with Tybalt.  Unfortunately, changelings are disappearing and when Toby tries to take it to the Queen of the Mists she finds out just how bad things are getting in the kingdom.  The big question is what can Toby, or anyone else, do about it?
Release Date: September 3

Autumn Whispers rounds out the last so I'm a very happy camper with the quarter being bookended by Yasmine Galenorn's books.  This one is told from Delilah's pov and I'm really hoping that we start getting more of her destiny with the Death Maidens in it.  Debauchery, slavery, and corporate greed are the name of the game in this one and one misstep could cost them everything.
Release Date: September 24

Considering my to-read list has grown lately and I only got 7 books read last month, I'm going to have to figure out a way to get a lot more reading done because this is going to be a fantastic quarter for books!


  1. Your To Read list is a heck of a lot shorter than mine. I wish I could read more. :(

  2. My ToRead list is at almost 1300 books, all of which I own. I know you likely own more than I do but until you list it somewhere, it doesn't count. LOL

    And last month I only got in 7 books and some of that reading time is about to go away again. Need to figure out a way to get more reading time in or I will be a sad, grumpy person.