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Yipee! Disillusionists #3 Has a Name & Release Date!

The final book in Carolyn Crane‘s Disillusionists trilogy
has a name and release dates!


We may not know what the cover looks like, but we do know what it will be called …. HEAD RUSH. Carolyn posted the great news on her website, “The third and final book in the Disillusionists trilogy, HEAD RUSH, will release as an audio book in early November (all 3 books will come out at once in audio). It will release as an ebook on December 6th (Samhain) and as print in 2012 at some point.”

The first two books in the Disillusionists trilogy are some of the most unique I have read in a long time. I have had so much fun meeting and following Justine and her merry band of Disillusionists. I am THRILLED to hear the trilogy will finally be complete later this year. I am looking forward to Head Rush.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the stories available now!


Mind Games (Disillusionists Trilogy #1)

JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW.

Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem.

Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness—only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.

DETAILS:
Publisher: Bantam/Spectra
Release Date: 23 March 2010
Excerpt
Buy Now: Amazon | Book Depository | B&N


Double Cross (Disillusionists Trilogy #2)

SOME SECRETS COME BACK TO HAUNT. OTHERS COME TO KILL.

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

DETAILS:
Publisher: Bantam/Spectra
Release Date: 28 September 2010
Excerpt
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Wild & Steamy Anthology (Disillusionists Trilogy #2.5)

Kitten-tiger & the Monk by Carolyn Crane – A Disillusionists novella of 20,000 words: Sophia Sidway, Midcity’s most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption…but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all.

DETAILS:
Format: eBook only
Release Date: 2 August 2011
Excerpts for each novella within the anthology (Other novellas authored by Meljean Brooks and Jill Myles)
Buy Now: Kindle | All Romance Ebooks | Smashwords | Nook



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Wishing Well Wednesday ~ Space … the Final Frontier

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.


“Space … the Final Frontier” ~ Star Trek

This week brings us the long awaited next book in one my favorite science fiction series!


Aftermath (Sirantha Jax #5) by Ann Aguirre
Release Date: 30 Aug 2011

DEAD HEROES GET MONUMENTS. LIVE ONES GET TRIALS.

Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. But it’s also in her genetic makeup to go it alone. It’s a character trait that has gotten her into—and out of—hot water time and time again, but now she’s caused one of the most horrific events in military history…

During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, Sirantha went AWOL and shifted grimspace beacons to keep the enemy from invading humanity’s homeworld. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel—and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers.

Accused of dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, and high treason, Sirantha is on trial for her life. And only time will tell if she’s one of the Conglomerate’s greatest heroes—or most infamous criminals…


Happy Reading!


Sneak Peek ~ One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress #6

Visit Harper Collins’ site to browse inside

Synopsis:

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long for the whole kit-n-kaboodle.  One Grave at a Time will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 August!  If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy, you can find it at many retailers, including AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | B&N | POWELLS.

Series Reading Order:

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)

Sneak Peek ~ Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

Chicagoland Vampires #5

Visit Chloe’s website to read all of Chapter 1 and part of Chapter 2.


Chloe, you do know how to tease and tempt us! I just finished reading Hard Bitten today, so the timing of your sneak peek into Drink Deep couldn’t have come at a better time. While I normally flip-flop on whether or not to read sneak peeks of upcoming installments, there was no hesitation, I jumped on it.

I’d love to share my thoughts on it, but for fear of having too many spoilers I’ll pass and just say … if you want it, go read it! Will it answer all the questions you had after reading Hard Bitten? No. It’s only one and half chapters long. But, it will shed some light on what Merit and some of Clan Cadogan are up to now. For the rest, we’ll just have to wait until Drink Deep is released on November 1st.


Waiting Sucks!


Series Reading Order:

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5)

eFreebie of the day

I was thrilled to get an eFreebie copy of J.N. Duncan’s Deadworld. It’s currently being offered free at Amazon, B&N and Kobo. Grab it! It looks like a hot, new DUF read!

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She’s as tough as anything haunting Chicago’s streets. But to deal with an inhuman power that won’t stay buried, this FBI agent needs help that comes at an immortal price. . .

Jackie Rutledge has seen her share of supernatural killers. But her latest murder case is what recurring nightmares are made of. Brutally exsanguinated human victims, vanishing-into-the-ether evidence, and a city on the edge of panic mean that she and her psychic partner, Laurel, are going to need more than just backup . . .

So Jackie is fine with any help rugged P.I. Nick Anderson can give–even if that includes the impish ghost and sexy vampire who make up his team. But Nick is hiding secrets of his own. And Jackie’s investigation has plunged them both into a vengeful game reaching back centuries–and up against a malevolent force hungry for more than just victory. . .

“Bloody, delicious, twisted.” –Lilith Saintcrow, New York Times bestselling author of the Jill Kismet, Hunter series

“A very impressive debut…the earthly and the unearthly mingle horrifyingly in this brand new twist on vampire mythology.” –John Russo, author of Undead

“Duncan’s deftly subtle debut creeps up on you like a ghost in the night.” –Mark Henry, author of Happy Hour of the Damned

You can learn more about J.N. Duncan and his other books at his blog and his website. Book #2, The Vengeful Dead, is due out Oct 2011.