Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 2009 Releases

It's the first of June, and that means a whole month of new releases. Hilcia and I have come up with a list of upcoming releases that we are most looking forward to. I'm in the mood for Dark Fantasy so Green by Jay Lake and Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton tops my list along with Street Magic by Caitlin Kitteredge.

Heading up Hils list are some radically different books, The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist, and unable to pass up a good cowboy tumble, she chose Tied Up, Tied Down(Rough Riders) by Loralei James. Check out more June releases below.

6/1/09 Tied Up, Tied Down (Rough Riders) by Loralei James
6/1/09 State Secrets (Famous Firsts) by Linda Lael Miller
6/1/09 The Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist
In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free. 

Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride--one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer. 

Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook--not a bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?
6/2/09 Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Book 17) by Laurel K. Hamilton
6/2/09 Street Magic (Black London Novels) by Caitlin Kitteredge
The first in the Black London series, this dark tale takes Kittredge's supernatural shadows to the next level. At 16, Pete Caldecott witnessed the apparent death of punk rocker Jack Winter after he raised an ancient spirit. Twelve years later, Det. Insp. Caldecott has followed in her dead father's footsteps at Scotland Yard. She follows a tip about a missing child and finds Jack, now a heroin junkie claiming intimate knowledge of a parallel realm called the Black. As Jack detoxes and more children disappear, he joins Pete's quest to find them, teaching her to use hexes and spells as well as her physical abilities in the fight against a rising dark power.
6/2/09 Carpe Corpus (Morganvile Vamps, Book 6) by Rachel Caine
6/2/09 Demons Not Included: A Night Tracker Novel by Cheyenne McCray
6/2/09 Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks
6/2/09 Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon, Book Three) by Alyssa Day
6/2/09 Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson
6/2/09 Red Kiss (Gods of Midnight, Book 2) by Deidre Knight
6/9/09 Green by Jay Lake
She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name—her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties.

She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.
6/12/09 Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where banshees wail the deceased, cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra.When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne for himself. Meanwhile a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician, whilst battling evils within his own life, and a handsome and serial womanizer manipulates his way into the imperial residence with a hidden agenda. When reports are received that tens of thousands of citizens are dying in a bizarre genocide on the northern islands of the Empire, members of the elite Night Guard are sent to investigate. It seems that, in this land under a red sun, the long winter is bringing more than just snow.
6/15/09 The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes
6/16/09 A Rogue of my Own by Johanna Lindsey
6/16/09 Knockout: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
6/16/09 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...”

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed--a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.
6/23/09 Wed Him Before You Bed Him (School of Heiresses) by Sabrina Jeffries
6/23/09 Dark Night: A Novel (Trouble Shooters) by Suzanne Brockman
6/23/09 Real Men Last All Night (Anthology) Lori Foster, Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray, Heidi Betts
6/23/09 Finger Lickin Fifteen (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich
6/23/09 Taken By Sin by Jaci Burton
6/24/09 Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
6/30/09 Rapture by Jacquelyn Frank


  1. I don't know if you are, but if you are: Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels series; which are awesome), she has a new short 'Silent Blade' from Samhain Publishing released today.

  2. Thank you Mariana! I'm a HUGE fan of that series. So, I'm running to get it, NOW!

  3. Thanks for the heads up, Mariana. I haven't started the series, although I do have it on hand. Still, I will probably want to read the short after I get into the series.

  4. I don't think it's part of the series, I think it's the beginning of a new one, but still worth checking out though. I love their writing style.

  5. In that case, even better. I'm off to look for it now. Thanks again, Mariana.

  6. One book I was REALLY looking forward to and missed:
    Touched by Light by Catherine Spangler released yesterday 6/2/09. :)

  7. What a great list - I'm starring it in Google Reader for when I have the leisure to go through it. I've been in the mood for fantasies, too. Street Magic is definitely going on my i-want list. And I'm eager for Finger Lickin' Fifteen to come out in audio.

  8. Hi Belle, I can't wait to get my hands on Street Magic. I went on a hunt for it today but it's not in store yet. I'm hoping it will come in sometime this weekend.

  9. Wow A Bride in the Bargain sounds really good. Not a book that I would have even given a second thought to had it not been highlighted here. Thanks!

  10. I'm in the process of reading Tracy, hope you enjoy it!