Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
August 7, 2012
Emma Bannon, Prime sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn’t much help that they dislike each other, or that Bannon’s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.
The game is afoot.
I love Orbit books and Steampunk is a genre full of adventure sure to fire up one's imagination. The margin for me not liking this book is very slim.
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Blood Bath & Beyond
Immortality Bites Mystery #1
NAL Obsidian (Penguin)
August 7, 2012
Sarah Dearly is adjusting to life as a fledgling vampire, satisfying her cravings at vampire-friendly blood banks. But when her fiance Thierry takes a job with the Ring—the secret council in charge of keeping vampires in line—Sarah’s about to get more than a taste of danger…If you're a fan of Michelle Rowen's Immortality Bite's series then be ready for more of Sarah Dearly. She and Thierry are back for more action but it seems that the revamped series might hold a little darker/suspense tone than the previous books. The first five books in Immortality Bites was light, fun, and romantic paranormal chick lit, which I loved. If you're a fan of Mary Janice Davidson's Undead series or the early Sookie Stackhouse books then I'm sure you'll love Sarah Dearly. Sarah was a really great heroine with her feisty attitude and had me cracking up when she was learning the ropes after becoming a vampire. I'm curious as to what sort of mishaps Sarah will be getting into this time around now that Thierry will be working for the Ring.
Being engaged to a centuries-old master vampire can be challenging—especially when he takes a job with the Ring. Thierry’s in for fifty years of nonstop travel and deadly risk. It’s enough to make any woman reconsider the wedding…any woman except Sarah, that is!
Traveling with him to Las Vegas for his first assignment, they encounter a child beauty pageant contestant from hell, as well as a vampire serial killer leaving victims drained of blood, potentially exposing the existence of vampires to the whole world. But when Thierry’s truly ancient history comes back to haunt him, and he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Sarah to clear his name before their immortal lives come to an end.
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So tell us, what book or books are you anxiously waiting for?