Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

I know I'm going to get tired of typing this (I'm not a very ambitious blogger, to be honest) - but...Don't forget to enter the Happy Book B-Day contest. Up for grabs is J.A. Campbell's newly released novella {Doc, The Vampire Hunting Dog - love it, a story from the dog's point of view} and Suzanne McLeod's newly U.S. released The Bitter Seed of Magic - #3 of series {which I read already and loved very much} To enter - simply post a link to this contest and enter in the comments there.

I haven't done a Waiting On Wednesday post in like...forever, it seems. But there are a couple of books that are coming up soon that I really want to read. One is a sequel, and the other will be the fourth in a series. Waiting on Wednesday is a blogger opportunity to post a bit about books we're waiting to read and to possibly discover from other blogs other books that are soon to be released. This meme is a fun way (along with It's Monday What Are You Reading? and Teaser Tuesdays) to learn about other books you might not otherwise have noticed. Hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, the Waiting On Wednesday meme is a weekly event {though some of us don't post quite so regularly *g* }

First up is The Shifting Price of Prey. I hear from a very good source that it's going to be a bit longer than the other three - which makes me happy. Written by Suzanne McLeod, #4 in the series.
from the book blurb
"Sometimes a bit of magical help might cost more than you bargained for . . .
London is hosting the Carnival Fantastique, and Genny's job has never been busier or more fulfilling. Only not everyone is so happy. The fae are in trouble again and Genny learns the mysterious Emperor may have the solution they need – if Genny can find him.

Genny needs help. She turns to the vampire, Malik al-Khan, only to find he’s wrestling with his own demons. Genny’s own problems are about to multiply too. An old flame arrives with a tragic situation, just as the police request her urgent assistance with a magical kidnap. Is it all unconnected, or can the Emperor help her solve more than the fae’s troubles? " oh yeah, this is going to be good. :) Coming to UK stores in June 2012 - only six more months to go. Of course the U.S. release will be later, but I rarely wait for the U.S. release (being more than happy to spoil myself *g* The Book Depository is great for those of us who don't want to wait for U.S. releases )
One of the other books I see coming out soon is The Wood Queen {Young Adult fantasy}by Karen Mahoney. I haven't visited her blog as much as I should have lately, because I've been very lazy - and game obsessed. But I see that her sequel to The Iron Witch is coming out in February 2, 2012. Blurb from her website - "To keep her best friend, Navin, from being killed at the hands of vicious wood elves, Donna Underwood stole the elixir of life. Now she’s facing an alchemist tribunal while her mother lies dying, succumbing to the elven curse that shattered her mind. In desperation, Donna seeks an audience with Aliette, the fierce and manipulative Wood Queen, who offers a deal: if Donna can use her strange and burgeoning powers to help the wood elves, Aliette will free her mother from the curse.
Along with Navin and Xan, the half-fey guy she’s falling for, Donna struggles to unlock the secrets of her iron tattoos in time to save her mother’s life. But some secrets are better left untold…
" Karen Mahoney is a fairly new author in Britain. Her first published work was in an anthology titled Eternal Kiss {2009} and her story was one of the stories I liked the best. While the anthology was being published, she'd been working on The Iron Witch, which was published last year and she's been working hard ever since. She has two other books coming out in the future and I'm looking forward to reading The Wood Queen and the others.

Looking forward to seeing what everone else is waiting to read.

In the meantime, here's another New Year's LOLCatz

Happy New Years, Everyone

May we all find laughter, love and enjoyment in our daily lives. Most of all, may we all try to bring laughter, love and enjoyment to others

(within reason of course! *g*)

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