The homicide beat in Louisiana isn't just terrifying, it's demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.
I never read any Amanda Hocking when she was the independent author star, but I spotted this paperback in Asda as part of their 2 for £7 and rather liked the sound of it. I have to admit the cover did attract me at first - it is rather striking!
Before I Go To Sleep - S.J. Watson
Publisher: Black Swan
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life
Welcome to Christine's life
This was the other book I picked up in Asda as it sounds intriguing and memory related stories seem very popular at the moment!
Working Stiff - Rachel Caine
Publisher: UK - A&B
Bryn Davis knows working at Fairview Mortuary isn't the most glamorous career choice, but at least it offers stable employment--until she discovers her bosses using a drug that resurrects the clientele as part of an extortion racket. Now, Bryn faces being terminated--literally, and with extreme prejudice. With the help of corporate double-agent Patrick McCallister, Bryn has a chance to take down the bigger problem--pharmaceutical company Pharmadene, which treats death as the ultimate corporate loyalty program. She'd better do it fast, before she becomes a zombie slave--a real working stiff. She'd be better off dead...
I picked this up dead cheap at The Works as it looks like an interesting take on the zombie story.
Wedding Fever - Kim Gruenenfelder
After listening to her closest friends' latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone's happiness. So she sets to work in arranging a bridal shower "cake pull" in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny.Melissa, still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm. The red hot chili pepper would be perfect for Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott, but can't seem to make their relationship more than platonic. And recently laid off journalist Nic wants the shovel, which symbolizes hard work, to help her get her career back on track. Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake - as well as the future it represents.But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests' fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema, and Nic can't help but wonder... Is the cake trying to tell them something?
I have to confess I actually bought this for a friend last year who was getting married, but I put it aside and just re-discovered it when I was cleaning up! It looks like a lot of fun and although I will still pass it onto the friend - I think I will read it first!
What have you picked up this week?