Friday, January 2, 2009

Looking Forward to in 2009

With the new year comes a slew of books to look forward to. January has quite a few releases that I've been wanting to get my hands on.

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole - January 20

After Sabine, the Queen of Illusions, lures and traps Rydstrom Woede in her lair, the ruthless warrior fights to resist her seduction.But his fierce demon nature lusts for her delicate body and won’t be denied. Even as Rydstrom plots to escape, he still intends to claim Sabine as his own—on his terms.

When Rydstrom breaks free, her abducts Sabine, turning the tables. Now she’s the one struggling to resist his delicious torment. With each relentless encounter, Sabine hungers more for her merciless adversary.

If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice to save her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to keep his sorceress?
After reading and loving Dark Desires after Dusk, I'm looking forward to reading about Rydstrom. The Immortals After Dark series is one of the few paranormal series that I'm actively following.

The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter - January 27

Seven years ago, Leona Montgomery's sensuality was awoken by a mysterious young adventurer full of dark chaos and sinful inclinations.

When she meets him again, their attraction reignites immediately, but he is much changed. Arrogant, masterful, and determined to seduce her, he now appears to have leashed the chaos and tamed the darkness.

Or has he?
Madeline Hunter is an author that I always fall back on. Very rarely am I disappointed with anything she puts out. I've been anxious to read Christian's story since I devoured The Rules of Seduction. The fact that this book comes out the day before my birthday is just an added bonus.

The Sharing Knife: Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold - January 27

As Dag's maker abilities have grown, so has his concern about who—or what—he is becoming. At the end of a great river journey, Dag is offered an apprenticeship to a master groundsetter in a southern Lakewalker camp. But as his understanding of his powers deepens, so does his frustration with the camp's rigid mores with respect to farmers. At last, he and Fawn decide to travel a very different road—and find that along it, their disparate but hopeful company increases.

Fawn and Dag see that their world is changing, and the traditional Lakewalker practices cannot hold every malice at bay forever. Yet for all the customs that the couple has challenged thus far, they will soon be confronted by a crisis exceeding their worst imaginings, one that threatens their Lakewalker and farmer followers alike. Now the pair must answer in earnest the question they've grappled with since they killed their first malice together: When the old traditions fail disastrously, can their untried new ways stand against their world's deadliest foe?
I fell in love with The Sharing Knife series this year. Horizon is the final installment in the four book series. I'm so anxious to get my hands on this book that I'll be doing something I rarely do with books, and that's buying it in hardback.

And there are still more books to come this year that I can't wait to read. Here are a few being released in the coming months.

City Without End by Kay Kenyon - February 24
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn - March 1
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh - March 3
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - March 10
The Treasure Keeper by Shana Abe - March 24
Queen of Song and Souls by C.L. Wilson - June 2
Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh - July 7


  1. Funny how everyone wants a Kiss of a Demon King LOL :D

    Oh yeah, the Madeline Hunter... I'm going to sneak peek it to see if it's worth buying :D

  2. Can't wait for "Silent on the Moor"!

  3. Ditto "Silent on the Moor"!

  4. Nath- KOADK is a hotly awaited release. So many love this series.

    Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by. Glad to see another reader who enjoys The Julia Grey Mysteries!

    Oh yeah, Christina!

  5. I'm also a huge fan of Kresley Cole's IAD series. It's a paranormal series made up of all kinds of amusement, sexy romance and a serious series plot all rolled into one exciting package. I love it!

    And thanks for the heads up on the next Shana Abe novel! I just bought Queen of Dragons in paperback a week or two ago and didn't realize the next HC was right around the corner! I love her Drakon series.

  6. A agree about the IAD series, there is just so much to love about it.

    I just bought Queen of Dragons too. I'll need to read it before The Treasure Keeper out, though, I don't think I'll be buying it in hardback.

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  9. I'm waiting impatiently for all these books, too! This is my first visit to your blog and I found some other books to add to my reading list. Thanks.

  10. Hi Jan, welcome. Yay, we're waiting on the same releases! 2009 looks like it will be a great reading year.