Bayou Moon (Edge 2) - Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Ace Books (September 2010)
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels books are some of the best Urban Fantasy books on the market and a definite example of a series that improves with each book. I read On The Edge, the first of her Edge series a few months ago and while it's different from the Kate Daniels series, it was a solid start to a new series - more paranormal romance than urban fantasy and I'm curious if she can do the same with the world of The Edge as she has done with Kate Daniels world.
Darkness Divine - PC Cast, Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne & Rhyannon Bryd
Publisher - Mira (September 2010)
This title features four wicked tales of paranormal romance and supernatural seduction by bestselling authors, including "House of Night" creator P.C. Cast. "Divine Beginnings" by P.C. Cast - Healer Aine must choose between treating an enigmatic enemy or letting him die. "The Amazon's Curse" by Gena Showalter - Vampire warrior Zane longs to embrace the passion he shares with fierce Amazon Nola. "Voodoo" by Maggie Shayne - In New Orleans, Tessa is haunted by a sinfully sexy man. Yet what does he want from her? "Edge of Craving" by Rhyannon Byrd - Rhys is tormented by his desire for Alia. But can the last scion of a dragon clan capture her heart?
I admit I want this book for the PC Cast story as it's set in her Partholon world. But the good thing about this is the opportunity to try three new authors that I've not read before.
The City and The City - China Mieville
Publisher: Pan (January 2010)
The body of a murdered woman is discovered in the remarkable, crumbling European city of Besźel. Such a crime is par for the course for Inspector Tyador Borlú, who is the premier talent of the Extreme Crime Squad – until his investigations uncover evidence that bizarre and terrifying forces are at work – and soon both he and those around him will be in considerable peril. He must undertake an odyssey, a journey across borders both physical and psychical, to the city which is both a complement and rival to his own, that of Ul Qoma.
This is one of my book fails - I've heard so many good things about China Mieville (both his writing and that he is a nice guy) that I feel I should try to give him a go soon!
So that's what's on my wishlist - what are you wishing for? :)