Saturday, 28 April 2012

On My Wishlist #84

This is a meme from Cosy Books. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! I feel like some urban fantasy this week...

The Summoning - Carol Wolf
Publisher: Night Shade Books
The World Snake is coming, devourer of Thrace and Atlantis... and the only one standing in its way is Amber, a sixteen-year-old runaway, recently arrived in Los Angeles. Amber is more than just a girl with a stolen ID and an attitude; she is a daughter of the wolf-kind, a shapeshifter able to change forms at will. One night, as Amber prowls the Hollywood Hills in wolf form, she stumbles onto an occult ceremony, interrupting the ritual. As a result, Amber finds herself the unwilling mistress of a handsome demonic servant, Richard. Appearing as a fair youth of eighteen years, Richard is a demon accidentally summoned, then captured, by Dr. John Dee, court magician to Queen Elizabeth I. Richard has been trying for four centuries to free himself from a succession of masters and mistresses, but finds himself bound to Amber, the only one who can protect him from his greatest fear, the herald of the World Snake, the Eater of Souls. But all hell is about to break loose, and Amber and Richard are going to need some allies to stop the Eater of Souls and avert the World Snake, and the battle has only begun.

This looks like a interesting Urban Fantasy covering a lot of different  elements that all intrigue me!

River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans) - Suzanne Johnson
Publisher: Tor Books (November 2012)
The post-Katrina treaties between the wizard gatekeepers and all the preternatural critters are complete, and DJ and partner Alex Warin find themselves drowning in water creatures as a feud erupts between two clans of Cajun merpeople fighting over the right to hunt in Plaquemines Parish. Wizards are dying all over town, and DJ has to figure out whether it's the feuding mermen or the naughty nymph who's behind it--or some critter altogether different. After all, there are weregators in the area, and DJ's undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.

Okay, this isn't out for a few months but after enjoying Royal Street, I really want to catch up with DJ and Alex and what's happening in New Orleans...

Kindling The Moon - Jean Bennett
Publisher: Pocket Star
Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.

I've read a couple of great reviews of this series and now I want to read it! :)

Is there anything you really want to get your hands on this week...?


  1. That first one looks cool :)

  2. Yip, I've got River Road on my "most wanted" list.

  3. I've read Kindling The Moon but the other two are definitely on my wishlist :) Good one, Mel!

  4. I've got Kindling Moon, but still need to get to it. I'm also curious about the Suzanne Johnson series!

  5. Oh this is an amazing list! I won Kindling the Moon, but I do want the other two series as well. :)