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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday: Grim Reapers, Descendants & Assassins, Oh My!

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What I'm Desperately Wanting:

Recently, I finally gave in and started reading the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. I bought the first book right after it came out but never got around to reading it. I don't know why. I even sampled a bit of the audiobook and maybe that had something to do with it, since I didn't like the reader. But, I took a chance, and it totally paid off. After I finished, I bought the next two. And now... Now I have to wait until October for the next one! I don't know how I will manage the wait.

Beware, there are season spoilers in this book bio.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones
Book 4 of the Charley Davidson series
Expected Publication: October 30th, 2012
Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.

I first read Jenna Black's Faeriewalker series and loved it. And then decided to try her other series. This is my second favorite (even with only the one book out) of hers. I love anything Greek Mythology. Well, most of the time. If it is well done. While this doesn't stick to strictly Greek, it did strike my fancy. I think the idea of the series was unique and fun. Hence, me (desperately) wanting the next book in the series.

Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black
Book 2 of the Nikki Glass series
Expected Publication: April 24th, 2012

As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backwards may be “god,” but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like playing dead.

This next one is one of my all time favorites. I love Gin Blanco. Love. The world that Jennifer Estep has set up is one that I haven't seen before or anything like it. I loved that about this series. With the world of vampires and shifters, sometimes novels can blend in and it's hard to pick among the ones that aren't amazing. But this was one that was so much different that I felt like I was there with Gin on her adventures. This is one that I think any Urban Fantasy fans should really get. Although it does have some adult  content, so maybe not for young readers.

(Cover is not available just yet)

Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep
Book 7 in the Elemental Assassin series
Expected publication: August 28th, 2012

I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town.

Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back in town, she thinks he’s hers for the taking.

Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.


Jen said...

These books sound interesting. I haven't read any of these series

Beatriz Lins said...

I have the Charley Davidson and Dark Descendant series on my TBR pile, but it does sound pretty great.
And Widow's Web! I CAN'T wait to know more about Owen's past *-* He's my favorite character in the series (after Gin, of course). The synopsis unsettled me, though. "Even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread." What does she mean by THAT? :S


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Still gotta read Jones's 2nd and 3rd book! But I know I will be dying to read book 4 just as much! And I am already dying to read Jenna's book! Can't wait!! Awesome picks!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Candace said...

Oh I still need book 2 and 3 of the Charley Davidson series, but I'm loving it! And I hadn't heard of that Jenna Black series yet I don't think...

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