Saturday, 9 October 2010

On My Wish List #8

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I keep track! I seem to be doing themed wishists so this week it's Urban Fantasy Books...

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress 2) - Jeaniene Frost
Publisher : UK - Gollancz (May 2010 in UK)
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind. Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps together, side by side, to the reckless passion that consumed them. But having a price on her head - wanted: dead or half-alive - means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and Bones won't let her get away again.

Having finished Halfway to the Grave, the first in the Night Huntress series (review here), I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. I hope Bones doesn't give up to easily!

Mind Games - Carolyn Crane
Publisher: US - Spectra (March 2010)

Mind Games heroine Justine Jones isn't your typical kick-ass type - she’s a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is run by fear. She's lured into a restaurant, Mongolian Delites, by tortured mastermind Sterling Packard, who promises he can teach her to channel her fears. In exchange, she must join his team of disillusionists - vigilantes hired by crime victims to zing their anxieties into criminals, resulting in collapse and transformation. Justine isn't interested in Packard's troupe until she gets a taste of the peace he can promise. Soon she enters the thrilling world of neurotic crime fighters who battle Midcity’s depraved and paranormal criminals. Eventually, though, she starts wondering why Packard hasn’t set foot outside the Mongolian Delites restaurant for eight years. And about the true nature of the disillusionists.

This is the first of a planned trilogy. The story appeals to me - I like my heroines who are vulnerable plus the cover is quite cool!

Vicious Circle - Linda Robertson
Pocket Books (June 2009)

Being a witch doesn't pay the bills, but Persephone Alcmedi gets by between reading Tarot cards, writing her syndicated newspaper column, and kenneling werewolves in the basement when the moon is full -- even if witches aren't supposed to mingle with wolves. She really reaches the end of her leash, though, when her grandmother gets kicked out of the nursing home and Seph finds herself in the doghouse about some things she's written. Then her werewolf friend Lorrie is murdered...and the high priestess of an important coven offers Seph big money to destroy the killer, a powerful vampire named Goliath Kline. Seph is a tough girl, but this time she bites off more than she can chew. She needs a little help from her friends -- werewolf friends. One of those friends, Johnny, the motorcycle-riding lead singer for the techno-metal-Goth band Lycanthropia, has a crush on her. And while Seph has always been on edge around this 6'2" leather-clad hunk, she's starting to realize that although their attraction may be dangerous, nothing could be as lethal as the showdown that awaits them.

I haven't really heard a lot about this book or the rest of the Persephone Alcmedi series but I picked it up in Waterstones and like the back cover. I read the first couple of pages and enjoyed the writing but for some reason I didn't buy it. I couldn't get it out of my head and when I went back it was gone with no other copies in store! So on my wishlist it goes... 

And that's what's on my wishlist this week - what's on yours?


  1. I read the first Night Huntress book and LOVED it! Haven't gotten around to the second one yet. I hope you get all your lovelies soon!

  2. I haven't read those books so far, but will check them out. You seem to have a very varied book taste, I like that:)
    If you want to check out my wishlist( it's my first as I'm a new blogger:)) :

  3. I LOVED the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost!!! Hope you get to read these soon :)

    My wishlist.

  4. I love the covers on these.... I have a couple of them on my Wish List, but not in my post this week... Hope you get them soon!

  5. One Foot in the Grave is one that I'd like to read. That whole series looks great!

    I've posted my Wishlist here!

  6. If you for sure get to read the entire series released so far by Frost you will stay in love with Cat and Bones just like the rest of us fans of the characters... I hope you get all your picks to read Mel and thanks for stopping by my wish list earlier too!

    jackie ^_^

  7. Oh yea... Cat and Bones! It has the infamous chpt. 32 in it! Woo! :D

    Oh, and I also want to get into the Crane books. They look so good! Great picks!

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