Saturday, 4 December 2010

On My Wishlist #16

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 can keep track! This week the theme is Vampires - I can't believe I haven't used this theme previously!

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires 3) - Chloe Neill
Publisher: UK - Gollancz
Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play nicely with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene - and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission. Merit has to accept the assignment, even though she knows that she'll probably regret it. And she's not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals - not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

I've been enjoying the Chicagoland series and looking forward to getting my hands on the next one!

Blood Law - Jeannie Holmes
Publisher: UK - Dell Publishing
A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.
Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancĂ©, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.

This just sounds like such a cool book -I've seen it around the blogosphere and really want to get my hands on it!

Bloodlite II: Overbite - Anthology 
Publisher: Gallery Press

From the Horror Writers Association comes a brand-new collection of darkly humorous tales!
The Big Questions of Life (and Death)
Can a killer's basement blood-feast be a tax write-off (under Entertainment)? Not if Vlad the IRS agent nails him first in Heather Graham's "Death and Taxes."
What does a pack of hungry she-wolves do to solve their man troubles? Ladies Night Out takes a wicked turn in "Dog Tired (of the Drama!)" by L. A. Banks.
How far will an elite call girl go to beat a murder rap? Stuck with a dead client in a luxury L.A. hotel room, she might strike a costly bargain with a woman of unearthly powers in Allison Brennan's "Her Lucky Day."
Who actually writes those tabloid stories about Bigfoot? Meet a journalist of the unexplained (she's 50 percent demon) and her boyfriend (he's 100 percent thief), as they heat up a museum exhibition that's also a soul-snatching battleground in "Lucifer's Daughter" by Kelley Armstrong.

I enjoy anthologies occasionally as a chance to trial some new authors as well as catching up with my favourites in between new book releases.

So what do you want this week? :)

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7 comments:

  1. Bloodlaw and Bloodlite 11 are on my wishing to read as well and have ordered the US cover version of Twice Bitten, we are "book sisters" Mel!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier and hope you get your books to read!

    jackie >_<

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  2. Love the books on your wishlist. I enjoyed "Blood Law" and want to start with the series by Chloe Neill soon.

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  3. I have read Blood Law and Twice Bitten, both enjoyable books. I have to confess, I do not like that version of cover for Twice Bitten...yucky. Anyhoo...I hope that when you get these books, they are everything you hope them to be. Check out what is On My Wishlist.

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  4. Blood Law. Oh yes, me want too! :)

    Great list! Lots of vampy goodness!!

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  5. All of those books look really good. I think I'll be adding them to my wishlist too :)

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  6. Blood Law and Once Bitten are on my tbr list can't wait to read these two

    Mywishlist3

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  7. As always, I'm wishing for a mixture of books.

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