July 7, 2010

Books to Die For

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post were I share new titles that I'm just itching to get my hands on. This post also follows a weekly meme over at Book Chick City, My Wishlist.

Got a lot of books here this week!

Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1)
Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1) by Kersten Hamilton

Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.
I'm hoping to win an early addition of this one!

Warped by Maurissa Guibord

Things get weird after Tessa Brody's father buys a dusty old unicorn tapestry at an auction. The wild, handsome creature woven within it draws Tessa, and frightens her too. One day she pulls a silver thread from the tapestry and releases the unicorn. Only he isn’t one at all. He’s William de Chaucy, a young sixteenth century English nobleman with gorgeous eyes, a weird accent and haughty attitude to spare. Will was trapped in the tapestry by Gray Lily, a sorceress who stole the thread of his life and relies on its energy for her eternal youth. Now Gray Lily wants her unicorn back and she’ll do anything to get him.

If that isn’t bad enough “his lordship” de Chaucy seems to think Tessa is someone she’s not: the girl who trapped him so long ago in the forest. Despite the sparky chemistry between them he seems to have the strange idea that she’ll be his undoing once more. Maybe she will. Because there’s a connection, an attraction to Will that Tessa can’t deny. She’s even beginning to dream about events in a forest of long ago. Or is she reliving them? But Tessa knows one thing for sure. She could never be some heartless twit of a virgin who would trap a unicorn.
Oh, this cover is so pleasing to my eyes. Plus the last sentence of the description just tickles me silly!!

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

When her mother is killed in a car accident, Michele Windsor has no choice but to move in with the wealthy grandparents she's never met in New York. Disillusioned by their coldness, Michele retreats into her room, where she discovers her great-great-aunt's journal--and, once she touches its pages, finds herself hurtled back in time.

In the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele learns that a wedding is coming up between the Windsors and another prominent family, the Walkers. But when Michele attends a party, something miraculous happens: while almost no one can see her in this era, one gorgeous young man with sparkling blue eyes can. Drawn together by mutual attraction, the two bond over music and the parents they've recently lost. But when the party is over, Michele learns the truth--the man she just fell for is Phillip Walker. And she, unknowingly, has just inspired him to call off his wedding to her great-great-aunt, prompting a family feud that will last for generations.

As Michele travels back and forth in time, she and Phillip meet over and over, always frustrated by their inability to have more than a few hours together. Michele knows she should try to make a life in the present, but none of the boys at school can hold a candle to Phillip. Finally, Michele tries to end their romance altogether--spurring a tragedy that transcends generations. Has Michele destroyed her chances for happiness? Or is her love for Phillip . . . timeless?
This sounds like it could be a really sweet romance!

Falling Under
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
In her dreams he’s irresistible—seductive, charming, and undoubtedly dangerous. But when he appears to her when she’s awake—and captivates her just the same—she’s not sure which way is up and which is down.

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, not allowed the same freedoms as the rest of the teenagers in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, she feels every urge she’s ever denied burning through her at the slightest glance from Haden Black. Theia knows she’s seen Haden before—not around town, but in her dreams.

Theia doesn’t understand how she dreamed of Haden before they ever met, but every night has them joined in a haunting world of eerie fantasy. And as the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her forward one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And as she slowly discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
Not sure if I like the sound of the book, but with a cover like that I'll bite.

Night Star (The Immortals, #5)
Night Star (The Immortals, #5) by Alyson Noel

In this installment, Ever and Damen face down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears—all in the hope of being together forever. Night Star is guaranteed to mesmerize fans and leave them breathlessly awaiting the sixth and final book!
The end is so near!

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange, #3)
Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange, #3) by Lesley Livingston

Couldn't find book discription. The covers for this series just keep getting prettier and prettier.

Once in a Full Moon
Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

The bestselling Vampire Kisses author, Ellen Schreiber, weaves together psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf—the perfect formula for what happens...once in a full moon.
I couldn't believe that the author of the Vampire Kisses series is actaully doing another series! Love the look of this cover.

Almost to Die For (A Vampire Princess of St. Paul, #1)
Almost to Die For (A Vampire Princess of St. Paul, #1) by Tate Hallaway

On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker's present winds up being the shock of a lifetime. When her mom referred to her absentee dad as a deadbeat it was actually half true -- he's a vampire. And a king, no less. A king who wants his daughter to assume her rightful position at his side. But, thanks to Ana's mother, the blood of a witch also runs through her veins....

Too bad vampires and witches are mortal enemies.

With her parents gearing up for an all out brawl over her destiny, Ana's about ready to scream. But things get even crazier when a male witch and a brooding bad boy vampire start vying for her affection. Then the barely leashed tension between the vampires and the witches starts to boil over, and Ana has to figure out once and for all if she wants to become heir to her dad's throne. And deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school.
This sounds so good. The selling point for me was "when a male witch and a brooding bad boy vampire start vying for her affection."  Sucker for a love traingle, spiced up with mixed magical species breeding, awesome.

A Touch Mortal
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

In A Touch Mortal, the heroine, Eden, is a lost soul trapped in limbo between the living and dead, a being known as a Sider; her unique powers have put her at the crossroads of a showdown between the angels of Heaven and Hell.
The cover looks so beautiful!

Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1)
Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1) by Lisa Desrochers

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.
Not sure what it is about this book but the description has got me!

Blood & Flowers
Blood and Flowers by Penny Blubaugh

Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. With time, this motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had, and soon Persia not only discovers a passion for theater but also falls in love with one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect.

Until an enemy makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee their world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows. With bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is far from the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for....

Following up her critically acclaimed Serendipity Market, Penny Blubaugh has created a beautiful and mysterious world where anything can happen—especially what you least expect.
Doesn't this cover just creep you out? It's the eyes, I can see crosses in her eyes.

The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance
The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance by Tricia Telep

From some of the biggest names in Regency historical romance, over twenty witty, romantic, and sensual short stories. The collection will include stories from Mary Balogh, Julia Templeton, Sara Bennett, Jo Beverley, and Amanda Grange.
I thought this might be a nice way to get a mixture of what Regency Romance has to offer. Really excited about this one.


Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, definitely to die for! Falling Under looks so pretty~

Awesome post! =D

Jules@OneBookShy said...

This is just a very drool-worthy list! I think I'm adding each of these to mine too. My "to read" shelf is getting out of control!

I found you on Book Blogs and am a new follower. I hope you'll stop by my new blog at http://onebookshy.blogspot.com and let me know what you think!

Thanks for great list!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Dazzling Mage: Agreed! All of the covers look so pretty here!

Jules@OneBookShy: I know, it just seems like nothing, but awesome must have books are being released anymore. I am loving it!!

Definitely will be stopping by.

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Great choices. Falling Under and Almost to die for are two books I also look forward to.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Why thank you! Thanks for dropping in.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

great list! There are loads here I want to read. Falling Under, Timeless, Personal Demons and Night Star are all on my wishlist!

Manga Maniac said...

I am reading Tyger Tyger right now, and it is starting to get really, really good!

Almost every book on your list I want too!

My wishlist is here:

Manga Maniac Cafe

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Leana (Daisy Chain Book Reviews):

You have great taste!! He-he!

Manga Mania: Oh, I can not wiat for review for Tyger, Tyger.

Ah, another person with great taste! ^_-

Renae said...

Wow! I think I want to add all of these to my list! Great picks!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

He-he! I feel like a book pimp.

Thanks for stopping in.

Lori said...

Holy Crap, you are wishful this week. But, I got to tell you, you made a nice selection.Here's mine.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Dear Lori, I'm always wishful!! ^_-

Caitlin said...

Great list I have Tyger Tyger but haven't gotten to it just yet, hope you get all your books girl!

Book Chick City said...

All your picks this week are great! Quite a few of those are now going on my wishlist :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Caitlin: So jealous!

Book CHick City: Glad to spread the book love.