Wishlist 2009

OK, I decided to update my wishlist of books coming out this year. I need to keep track of whats coming out when. Of course I have a HUGE TBR I need to wittle down too…


**** January ****

Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, Book 5) by Rachel Caine (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** February ****

Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4) by Patricia Briggs (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1) by Rachel Caine (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** March ****

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** April ****

Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Blue Diablo: A Corine Solomon Novel by Ann Aguirre (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
The Trouble With Demons by Lisa Shearin (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Dayhunter (Dark Days Book 2) by Jocelynn Drake (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** May ****

 Endless Blue

Endless Blue by Wen Spencer (Buy: Amazon | B&N )
Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** June ****

 Mark of the Demon 

Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Silent Blade (ebook) by Ilona Andrews (Buy: Amazon )

**** July ****

The Cold Kiss of Death (Spellcrackers)Strange Brew
The Cold Kiss of Death by Suzanne McLeod (Buy: Amazon )
Strange Brew by Jim Bitcher, Charlaine Harris, and Patricia Briggs (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** August ****

 UnboundMercy Thompson  Homecoming

Cast In Silence by Michelle Sagara (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Unbound by Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, and Jocelynn Drake (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega Book 2) by Patricia Briggs (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs/Francis Tsai (this is the graphic novel by the Dabel brothers) (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

**** September ****

Must Love HellhoundsDoubleblind (Sirantha Jax, Book 3)Dawnbreaker (Dark Days, Book 3)Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

Heroes at Risk by Moira J Moore  (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Dawnbreaker (Dark Days, book 3) by Jocelynn Drake (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
**** October ****
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 by Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kitteredge, Diane Whiteside, Eileen Wilks, Ann Aguirre, et al. Edited by Trisha Telep. (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (Buy: Amazon )

**** Late 2009 ****

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4)

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris (November 09) (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Take a Chance by C.E. Murphy (graphic novel with the dabel brothers) (November 09) (Buy: Amazon | B&N)
Skin Game by Ava Gray (December 09) (Buy: Amazon | B&N)

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Couple of links

I got a couple of interesting book related emails today.

1) Abebooks most expensive sales of 2008

Topping the list is an art book called Etudes à l'Eau-Forte with 25 plates by artist Seymour Hayden, which went for $17,216. Number 3 was a first edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which was signed by the cover artist, which fetched $12,874. Other interesting sales:

  • The Twilight series (all 4 books) – first editions, first printings and signed by the author – $4000
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell – first edition, first printing – $6780
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding – first edition, proof copy – $9260
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm – first edition, first issue copy including 22 plates by George Cruikshank inside a clamshell box – $11,388

Click the link above to see more, I'm just giving you the ones I thought were interesting but there are several categories that Abebooks displays on that webpage. Moral of the story: it may pay to be a reader and to hold on to the first edition copies of books you love.

2) From bookcloseouts I got an email about their dollar for dollar sale. Don't hate me when you spend all your money.

"How it works: When you add books to your shopping cart, you may spend that same dollar amount on these 5000+ selected titles for FREE* For example: Buy $10 worth of books, put them in your shopping cart, and then go back to here and spend your $10 credit.

Please note (*) the following:

  • This promotion cannot be used in combination with any other promotion including coupons.
  • This promotion ends January 31, 2009.
  • "FREE" books are limited to the 5,000+ titles selected for this promotion
  • Some titles have limited quantities
  • Dollar for Dollar free product must be added to your shopping cart before you finalize your purchase
  • All free product will appear in BLUE in your shopping cart "

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A Couple of links

I have reviews to post but I'm feeling lazy. So instead:

1) According to US Weekly – Obama is reading the Twilight books with his daughter (via MTV movies blog):

 "President-Elect Barack Obama truly has a full plate. Revitilize a sinking economy. Energize a nation. Rehabilitate America’s fragile standing in the world. Oh, and get through four “Twilight” books with his youngest daughter.

Yes, according to the latest issue of US Weekly, Stephenie Meyer has a couple fans who will be moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in a couple months. The magazine reports that the President-Elect and his ten-year-old daughter Malia often bond over addictive book series, “They read all the Harry Potter books together and have moved on to the Twilight series.”


2) Holly Blacks hidden library @ The Steampunk Home (thanks for the link Angiegirl!). What's crazy is I saw an episode of Extreme Makeover Home edition with something like this *yesterday* and have been talking about it since.


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Magic Strikes / Other Ilona Andrews goodies

For Ilona Andrews fans looking forward to the third book in the Kate Daniels series (the authors' website says 4 books are contracted so far), Ilona Andrews blog had an excerpt of Chapter 1:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

It looks good! Cannot wait till this book comes out. Very much pre-ordering!

Meanwhile – a visit to the Ilona Andrews website shows some updates since I've been there last including some information about the next series they are working on – the Borderland series. There is an excerpt of Border Rose here.

And in the Free Fiction section I saw a new to me short story there "Days of Swine and Roses".

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I <3 Your Blog

Long time between postings, so this is overdue..

I got an "I Love Your Blog" award from a couple of people – Jace from Jace Scribbles and Angiegirl of Angieville.  This is pretty awesome that they like my blog – and I read both of these blogs faithfully too, so right back at you!

So now on to passing this on. The rules are:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!


I nominate: 
1) Tez Says – Well Tez has a livejournal too, but this is her book blog. She's a sweetheart, and she's got a good sense of humor – every so often she writes something that makes me grin like a fool. Her book blog is slanted to urban fantasy and what I like to read so it's interesting to see her opinions. P.S. She has a cat who models books for her.
2) Lights, Camera, History – This isn't a book blog, but I love it! This was actually created by a couple of girls whose book blogs I read, and it focuses on period dramas. Sigh, I get so happy when I get introduced to a movie or miniseries want to watch. Then I force my husband to watch it with me.
3) Books and Other Thoughts – This is another book blog I read often, and she's added to my list of books I want to read one day. I think she's gotten the I love your blog award already but I'm just going to add to it!
4) Cosy World - This is one of the girls behind Lights, Camera, History. Her blog is a mix of things – books, movies, food. Always interesting.
5) Urban Fantasy – Deety's blog I think I ran into one day while googling .. something. I can't remember now. It was a newish blog then, and I immediately liked it. Now I've been reading it for a while and I'm always glad when she updates. Her reviews are always well written, and I'm always interested in what she thought of certain books because she's one of the people whose reviews I trust more than others.
6) J's Book blog – Maybe it's cheating to give this to someone you know, but eh. "J" and I started our book blogs at about the same time, and although her posts are sporadic, I still am gleeful when she posts something. She's a big reader of romantic suspense right now. Think of this as nagging to post more.
7) LesleyW's Book Nook – Another book blog with many urban fantasy books. More paranormals here too. There may be a trend in the blogs I love. She's also already gotten a I love your blog award already, but hey, here's another.

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Selene by Lilith Saintcrow / Mercy Thompson news

Yup, yet another post today. Quick one – has anyone been following the online series by Lilith Saintcrow – "Selene"? It got finished. I've been reading it on google reader. Weird thing was that the epilogue didn't show up on the reader but is online. I read it all and each chapter is long, so you are getting a lot for FREE here. And I liked it. Urban fantasy and dark definitely. Selene has had a very hard and desperate life, partly because of her "curse" as a tantraiiken, and so is subject to her body's constant craving for sex to get power. I liked the ending too, even though it isn't fully complete (looks like the story will continue), I felt rather satisfied with it. Lilith Saintcrow's newsletter says:

"By 9AM (PST) today, the Epilogue to Selene goes live. You can now read the entire book (except the prequel in the Hotter than Hell anthology) from start to finish. This is the beginning of Selene and Nikolai's story, and no doubt a few of you are going to think it hasn't really ended.

You're right, it hasn't. There's one more Selene book, but we're going to have to wait for that. In the meantime, I hope you've enjoyed seeing how the Deadly Nichtvren Duo met–and I hope some of their relationship in the Valentine books is clearer!

Feel free to drop by the fan forum, where there's a special corner set up just for Selene. I do read the forum as much as I can, so it's a good way to let me know how you liked the book."

In other news, did you know that

1) The Mercy Thompson series is being put into graphic novel format (this is semi old news), but the new news is that the first 11 pages is online.

2) Again Mercy Thompson – was picked up by 50 Canon Entertainment. Is there a series or a movie in the works? I hope so!  (via Dear Author)

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Random stuff

Ack, been in a class for work all week and too pooped at the end of the day to blog. So it's near the end of the Book Blogger Appreciation week that I mention – yeah it's BBAW at My Friend Amy! Lots and lots of givaways going on, check that out here and here. I have to say I had lots of fun doing the puzzle for the logic puzzle ebook giveaway. I can't walk away from a logic puzzle – quite a sickness. Lots and lots of giveaways there, I haven't even looked at more than what seems like 5%…

The cover for Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews got revealed today. My reaction is a mental "Eee!!". This one comes out April 2009.


  • Did anyone get the Any Given Doomsday book by Lori Handeland I posted about? I got mine today, but no one emailed me that I was going to get it, so if you signed up at Shelfari, chances are good.
  • Lesley's Book Nook is giving away a copy of Cry Wolf – just need to comment on her review here by 6pm GMT friday (that's soon…)
  • Via Dear Author – Tor is giving away free ebook copies of Emma Bulls' War for the Oaks – really recommend this book, so if you haven't read it, it's worth a download.

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More book giveaways in the blogosphere

1) Ok if you didn't win the Jinx contest I posted about a couple of entries ago, never fear there is more.

Yankee Romance Reviews has an interview with author Jennifer Estep and a contest for her new release Jinx, here . All you have to do is comment, but do it soon, the deadline to enter is end of day today.


2) In the same vein, there is another Jennifer Estep novel up for grabs at "The Good, The Bad and the Unread" over here. That link is for an except of Hot Mama with what to do to win a copy along with a t-shirt, or a copy of Karma Girl and a t-shirt. Deadline for that one is Sunday Sept 14th.


3) Jeri Smith-Ready has an interview at "Patricia's Vampire Notes" with a contest to win her book Wicked Games. Contest details are here.  Deadline is tomorrow night (midnight Sept 11th).

What I thought was pretty interesting from this interview was that for those of us who already read this book – there are some short stories online to tide us over until the second book of this series (Bad to the Bone) comes out. Oh and newsletter subscribers get these a week early :

Monroe’s story, “Crossroads

Spencer’s story, “Rave On


4) Jeri Smith-Ready again – you can win an advanced reader copy of her new book The Reawakened here. You just have to send her an email with your guess as to who the Raven character is. Which means you have to be a reader of her series. Hurry on this one, it also ends tonight. I may enter this myself!



Jennifer Estep

Karma Girllivejournal | vox

Hot Mamalivejournal | vox

Jinxlivejournal | vox

Jeri Smith-Ready

Wicked Gamelivejournal | vox

Eyes of Crowlivejournal | vox

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Books I’m looking Forward To

I just compiled a list of books coming out in the next few months I'm looking forward to buying. Ah, February next year looks good!

(If you click on the links or pictures I get referral credits.)


**** September ****

Wanderlust (Ace Science Fiction) by Ann Aguirre
Chalice by Robin McKinley
Jinx (Bigtime) by Jennifer Estep

**** October ****

Kin (Good Neighbors) by Holly Black
Cast in Fury (Chronicles of Elantra, Book 4) by Michelle Sagara


**** January ****
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, Book 5) by Rachel Caine

**** February ****

Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong
Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4) by Patricia Briggs
Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1) by Rachel Caine

**** March ****
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews

**** April ****
Blue Diablo: A Corine Solomon Novel by Ann Aguirre

**** May ****
Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready

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