Ruby’s Bookish Bundles is a new feature I’m starting here on the blog. In it, I’m going to post about three books:
- Want Now: One recently released or already published title I’m lusting after.
- Want Soon: One upcoming title I’m looking forward to, based on things I’ve heard, the cover, and the description.
- Want Someday: One upcoming title I’ve heard about that sounds like it could be interested but is so far off into the future it doesn’t even have a cover yet.
I love discovering new books, and I love sharing about the books I discover. However, I’ve been wanting to do something a little different from (and more involved than) a WoW post, so I created this new feature for myself. Anyone is welcome to participate, or to share their own wants. If you do so on your own blog, leave a link so I can visit!
Stand alone stories are pretty good, but I also have a soft spot for series books. Here are a few that I’d like to get my hands on:
Maya Banks KGI series has been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I was a bit disappointed that the last book introduced a paranormal element, but I’ve been waiting for Rio’s story for long enough. I’m willing to put up with a psychic ability or two, so long as the chemistry between Grace and Rio lives up to expectations. And, heck, this is Maya Banks, so I’m probably safe.
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t… They live by night.Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline—an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister—has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is fast running out…Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He’s unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he’s fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her. In Rio, she finds a safe haven, and for the first time…hope. But the mission is far from over. The danger Grace has eluded is fast closing in. And now it’s pitching two lovers toward an unfamiliar horizon, with no place left to hide.
Add Echoes at Dawn to your Goodreads wishlist.
I saw on Goodreads that Third Blood finally had a book cover. So, I contacted the publisher, who said that they’re hoping for a October or November publication date. I sure hope so! I’ve been looking forward to hearing more of Kita and Nathaniel’s story.
October or November 2012
Going home after five years is difficult. It’s harder still if you’ve changed species in the interim.Kita Nekai, once the smallest shifter in Firth but now the newest vampire in the city of Haven, has no intention of returning home or informing her father and clan what she’s become. Not that she has a choice. When the mage who holds her death certificate in his hands demands Kita return to Firth as his errand runner, she has to comply. Of course, there is no leaving her sire, Nathanial, behind. Which means introducing daddy dearest to the man—well, vampire—she may be falling for and confessing that she’s lost the ability to shift. Talk about awkward.Her homecoming goes from bad to worse when an attempt is made on her life, and Kita finds herself facing an unknown threat in a hostile world she never fit into in the first place. Can she survive long enough to complete the judge’s task, stand trial before the elders for the rogues she created while on the run, and help defend her father’s territory from an encroaching band of misfit shifters? Or is this cat down to her last life?
Add Third Blood to your Goodreads wishlist.
I loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and enjoyed The Fox Inheritance, but felt it left a lot of questions unanswered. I’m glad to learn that there will be a third volume in the series (though I guess it’s a trilogy).
The Second Life of Locke Jenkins
by Mary E. Pearson
March 19, 2013
The third and final book in The Jenna Fox Chronicles. It’s listed on Goodreads as Fox Forever, but the author’s website says the title is The Second Life of Locke Jenkins.
What sequels can’t you wait to get your hands on?