Saturday, 20 October 2012

On My Wishlist #104

This is a meme that started on Book Chick City before moving to Cosy Books and is now hosted by the wonderful Sarah at Workaday Reads. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! Some Urban Fantasy before Halloween wouldn't be out of place...

Disappearing Nightly - Laura Resnick
Publisher: Luna Books
I'm not a heroine -- I just play one.Also psychotics, vamps, orphans, hookers, housewives and -- on one memorable occasion -- a singing rutabaga. It was never my ambition to utilize my extensive dramatic training by playing a musical vegetable. However, as my agent is fond of pointing out, there are more actors in New York than there are people in most other cities. Translation: Beggars can't be choosers. This explains how I wound up painting my body green and prancing around stage half-naked the night Golly Gee, the female lead in the off-broadway show "Sorcerer!" disappeared into thin air. Literally.
Now other performers are also vanishing, and a mysterious stranger is warning me: There is evil among us. But the producers want me to take over Golly's part.
Looks like I'm going to need a little magical help if I want to keep my starring role...

This looks like a lot of fun - especially with Halloween coming up and a lot of people planning on dressing up as various ghosties and ghouls...

Black Heart Loa - Adrian Phoenix
Publisher: Pocket Books
Kallie Rivière, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as an unnatural storm—the deadliest in a century—is born. As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Vallin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger . . . and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally...

Having just finished Black Dust Mambo - which I LOVED (Expect a glowing review later this week)! - I know I have to get the second book in this series ASAP! 

Stray Souls (Magical Anonymous #1) - Kate Griffin
Publisher: Orbit
London’s soul has gone missing. Lost? Kidnapped? Murdered? Nobody knows – but when Sharon Li unexpectedly discovers she’s a shaman, she is immediately called upon to use her newfound powers of oneness with the City to rescue it from a slow but inevitable demise. The problem is, while everyone expects Sharon to have all the answers – from the Midnight Mayor to Sharon’s magically-challenged self-help group – she doesn’t have a clue where to start. But with London’s soul missing and the Gate open, there are creatures loose that won’t wait for her to catch up before they go hunting.

A new series but set  in the same world as Matthew Swift, this looks like another winner for me. It's not released until the end of the month but I know I want a copy soon after!

So what are you wishing for this week?


  1. Well like always i just want them all :)

  2. Oh I didn't know the first one and I still need to read black heat loa.

  3. Yay, you loved Black Dust Mambo! I love when we like the same books, Mel! :) Also I'm on the look out for Stray Souls as well. Laura Resnick unfortunately didn't work for me, I dnfed the first book after a couple of chapters, however many people like this series.