July 21, 2010

Wednesday Wishes and the Latest Mercy Thompson Cover

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.

First up I have to share the hot new cover for Patricia Brigg's latest, Mercy Thompson book!!!

I have to give credit to All Things Urban Fantasy for posting this. Not sure about you guys, but this has to be the best Mercy cover yet!! The colors are great, so Native American feeling. Best of all, her tattoos aren't as overbearing!

Nightshade (Jillian Conrad, #1)Nightshade (Jillian Conrad, #1) by Michelle Rowen
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 Reyes 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…
I don't like the cover for this book, feels to tweeny (not that tween books don't have good covers).  Love the description!
Don't Kill The Messenger (Messenger, #1)Don't Kill The Messenger (Messenger, #1) by Eileen Rendahl
The first in a fantastic new paranormal series about a messenger from the supernatural underworld.

Melina Markowitz is a Messenger, a go-between for paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. Problem is, when a girl's a go-between, it's hard not to get caught in the middle...

When ninjas steal an envelope from Melina, her search leads her to a Taoist temple in Old Sacramento, where the priests seem to practice Zen and the art of mayhem. Melina learns from the handsome ER doctor (and vampire) who gave her the envelope that it contained talismans created by the priests to control Chinese vampires, who are attacking gang members to spark a street war.

Although he may look more like a surfer than a cop, Ted Goodnight is dead serious about investigating the surge in gang violence. At every turn he runs into Melina, a very attractive-and very mysterious-young woman. Can Melina enlist his help to battle something he doesn't even believe in without blowing her cover?
I have been wanting to read this book for quite a while, but I haven't added it to my wishlist yet.
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1) by Jana Oliver
Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...
Love the cover!
The PassionThe Passion by Donna Boyd, R. Montanari
On the eve of a brutal murder in contemporary Manhattan, Alexander reveals to his son and heir a tightly guarded family secret--a world in which a superior race of werewolves holds the positions of power. The one human who is accepted naively embraces all things werewolf--an ambition that results in unspeakable tragedy.
The description is not what drew me into the book. Check out this post over at BBC, 'Books We Love' with Kate from Babbling About Books & More!
The Reapers Are the Angels: A NovelThe Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel by Alden Bell
Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.
I'm starting to wonder which sub genre is growing faster, angels or zombies?


Caitlin said...

Oh the Mercy cover is so great, it is really fantastic it makes me want to read it because it has to be different or about her Native American heritage or her father because there is no car or mechanic shop behind her, but the last one was a good cover too with no cars or stuff.

Savannah said...

OMG! I heart the cover! I can't wait till next year!!!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

I feel ya!!

Kah Woei said...

All the books sound interesting, the type I love to read.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Glad to hear it!

pussreboots said...

I hope you get to read your wishlist books. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

You have a really great selection there. Oh, I wish I could get them now!!