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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

* Anxiously Awaiting as of late June 2010

The next Harry Dresden book will be titled Ghost Story. I guess that gives us a clue about what happened to Harry. Not what I was hoping for. I guess we'll find out more when Side Jobs is released in October, since there is supposed to be a short story from Karrin's perspective that will give us an idea of what happens next.

I've marked the other new finds in red, in case you're just looking for the new stuff. I've also put an (e) next to the books that have an excerpt out, clicking the (e) will take you to my listing of excerpts.

06/22/10 Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum 16), by Janet Evanovich (e)
06/29/10 Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, Book 8) by Carrie Vaughn (e)
06/29/10 Tracking the Tempest (Jane True book 2) by Nicole Peeler
07/06/10 A Glimpse of Evil (Abby Cooper / Psychic Eye Bk 8) by Victoria Laurie 
07/06/10 Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changeling #8) (Max's Book) by Nalini Singh (e)
07/06/10 Undead and Unfinished (Queen Betsy book 9) by MaryJanice Davidson (e)
07/06/10 Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn (e)
07/20/10 Dark and Stormy Knights (Anthology) by PN Elrod, Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, etc.
07/27/10 Shadow Chase (Shadowchasers Bk 2) by Seressia Glass
07/27/10 Eternal Kiss of Darkness, Mencheres' book (Night Huntress World, #2) Jeaniene Frost (e)
07/27/10 Waking the Witch (Savannah) (Women/Otherworld Bk 11) Kelley Armstrong (e)
08/03/10 Death's Excellent Vacation (Anth) by Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, etc.
08/03/10 Burning Up (Anth)
Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Virginia Kantra, Meljean Brook (e)
08/03/10 No Mercy (Dark Hunters #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
08/24/10 Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark Bk 10) by Kresley Cole
08/24/10 Kisses from Hell (Anth) by Kristin Cast, Richelle Mead, Kelley Armstrong, etc.
08/31/10 Sparks (Anya Kalinczyk / Embers book 2) by Laura Bickle
09/07/10 Dexter Is Delicious (Book 5 of the Dexter series) by Jeff Lindsay
09/07/10 Vampire Trinity (Vampire Queen Book 6) by Joey W. Hill (e)
09/07/10 An Artificial Night (October Daye book 3) by Seanan McGuire
09/14/10 Wicked Appetite (Diesel, Book 1) by Janet Evanovich (e)
09/28/10 Venom (Elemental Assassin Bk 3) by Jennifer Estep (e)
09/28/10 Naked Heat (Nikki Heat Bk 2) by Richard Castle (e)
09/28/10 Bayou Moon (The Edge series Book 2), by Ilona Andrews (e)
09/28/10 Double Cross (Justine Jones Disillusionist Book 1) by Carolyn Crane
10/05/10 Never After (Anth) by Laurell K. Hamilton, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M. Liu, etc.
10/26/10 Haunted by Your Touch (Anth) by Shayla Black, Jeaniene Frost, Sharie Kohler, etc.
10/26/10 Side Jobs (Anthology of Dresden short stories) by Jim Butcher
Fall/2010  Blood Rock (Dakota Frost / Skindancer series book two) by Anthony Francis (e)
11/02/10 Marked By The Moon (Nightcreatures #9) by Lori Handeland 
11/02/10 Play of Passion (Psy/Changeling #9, Indigo's Book) by Nalini Singh
11/02/10 Magic at the Gate (Allie Beckstrom Book 5) by Devon Monk (e)
11/30/10 Vicious Grace (Black Sun's Daughter Book 3) by M.L.N. Hanover
11/30/10 Silver Zombie (Delilah Street #4) by Carole Nelson Douglas
11/30/10 Counterfeit Magic (Women of the Otherworld Novella) by Kelley Armstrong
11/30/10 Killing the Cobra-Chinatown Trollop (Felix Gomez-Comic), Mario Acevedo, Alberto Dose
12/28/10 My Fair Succubi (Succubus Diaries Bk 3) by Jill Myles (e)
12/28/10 Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
12/29/10 Tempest's Legacy (Jane True book 3) by Nicole Peeler
01/04/11 Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) by Faith Hunter (e)
01/25/11 River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Book 6) by Patricia Briggs
??/??/11 Dark Angels (Risa Book 1) by Keri Arthur (e)
??/??/?? Eye of the Tempest (Jane True Book Four) by Nicole Peeler
02/01/11 Invincible (Chronicles of Nick Volume 2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
02/22/11 Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Book 3) Nalini Singh
02/22/11 This Side of the Grave (Cat and Bones #5, Night Huntress series) by Jeaniene Frost
02/22/11 Pale Demon (The Hollows Rachel Morgan, Book 9) by Kim Harrison
03/01/11 Blackout (Cal Leandros, Book 6) by Rob Thurman
03/29/11 Ghost Story (Dresden Files, Book 13) by Jim Butcher
03/??/11 Demons at the Gates (Phoenix Chronicles, Book 5) by Lori Handeland
03/??/11 Moon Cursed (Nightcreature Novels, Book 10) by Lori Handeland
Spring/11 Magic Sucks (Kate Daniels, Book 5) by Ilona Andrews (e)
??/??/11 Psy/Changeling #10 (Hawke's book) by Nalini Singh
04/04/11 Unnamed, Caillen's Story (Dark Hunters) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
04/26/11 Mercy Burns (Myth & Magic Bk 2) by Keri Arthur
0/??/11 Dead Letters (Sookie Stackhouse Bk 11) by Charlaine Harris
07/??/11 Eye Spy (Abby Cooper #9) by Victoria Laurie
FALL/11 Alpha and Omega series, Book 3 Patricia Briggs
10/01/11 Alpha (Dark Hunters, Daria's story) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
??/??/12 Unnamed Jaime story (Women/Otherworld Bk 13) Kelley Armstrong
09/01/12 Daemon's Angel (Dark Hunters) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 
??/??/?? Virtual Virgin (Delilah Street #5) by Carole Nelson Douglas
??/??/11 Supernaturals on Vacation (Anthology)

Not all of the series I keep up with have another book listed as coming out. The authors have stated there will be more, but to my knowledge they haven't said when, or given a title name. I've listed those series below.

* Caruthers Sisters series by Candace Havens
* Meredith Gentry series by
Laurell K Hamilton
* Daughters of Arianne series by Joey W. Hill
* Bewitching Mysteries series by Madelyn Alt
* Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton 

Below are series I follow, but it is unclear whether there will be more books in the series:
* Bronwyn the Witch series by Candace Havens
* Nadia Stafford series by Kelley Armstrong
* Nature of Desire series by Joey W. Hill

* Felix Gomez series Mario Acevedo
* Spellman series by Lisa Lutz

You can read an excerpt of many of these books, to see my list of excerpts please go here

If someone wants to send me an ARC of one of the books on my Anxiously Awaiting list, I will read it within a day or two of it arriving (assuming I'm home and I'm not sick or anything), and will get a blog post up of it as soon as I've finished reading it. You may send me a digital version at chained lightning at g mail dot com, or to send a hard copy you may contact me at that email address to ask for a shipping address. If you have an ARC you would like to send that is not on my Anxiously Awaiting list I will attempt to read and review it in a timely manner but it may not be placed topmost in my TBR pile. Feel free to email me to see if I'd be interested in reading something, as well. I've found a few authors this way that I may not have read had I not received a review copy from the publisher. And now I'm hooked on a few of those series, just waiting for the next book.


  1. I'm glad that you count DEATH'S EXCELLENT VACATION among the books you're anxiously awaiting--as one of the editors, I'm pretty excited about it myself--but I have to make a correction. Greg Herren is not one of our contributors.

    The contributors are: Jeff Abbott, L.A. Banks, Jeaniene Frost, Christopher Golden, Chris Grabenstein, Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner, Katie MacAlister, A. Lee Martinez, Sharan Newman, Lilith Saintcrow, Sarah Smith, and Daniel Stashower.

  2. Thank for the correction - I've fixed it. :)