August 6, 2014

Wednesday Wishes

Before I jump into my book lusting.

We just watched an awesome Canadian film, Still Mine. It’s very moving and I highly recommend it.

Now, on to the lusting.

Storm Rise by Skye Knizley

storm-riseGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Storm Chronicles, book 1

Life isn't easy for Detective Raven Storm. Her best friend was recently killed and dismembered, her latest case ended with her partner in intensive care, and her mother, the vampiric Mistress of the City is playing matchmaker… again. The last thing she wants is another bizarre murder case with a partner she doesn't know. But that is exactly what she gets when she is handed the enigmatic case of Nathan King, who was found in his car with a gaping hole where his stomach should be.
Soon Raven is unraveling a mystery that leads her deep into the city's preternatural underworld, and into the arms of a sexy vampire she barely knows, but whose heart she seeks in the darkness…

Just heard about this title this week from a Goodreads friend. Apparently it’s slow to start up and introduce the magic, but it’s well worth it.

To be honest I’m excited just to see a title that I haven’t seen in general passing. This is 100% new to me, and that’s pretty awesome.

A Shiver of Light by Laurel K. Hamilton

a-shiver-of-lightGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Merry Gentry


I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a driver’s license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own.

Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can’t prove it.

To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

Sigh. Every time a Hamilton book makes it on my list, I feel like a beloved bookmark burns. Don’t get me wrong I actually still enjoy the Merry Gentry books, but I’m still only a few books in. By the looks of the reviews Hamilton may have dropped the ball again.

Oh, and I read the description. Way to spoil a huge plot point. (Though someone already spilled the beans about a death for me.)

Still I can’t stop myself from lusting, and eventually buying. Damn you Hamilton. Damn you.

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