Saturday, December 18, 2010

KB Pimpin' Future Releases

Some future releases to be aware of...

Prelude to a Scandal (Scandal #1) by Delilah Marvelle coming from HQN on January 1st.

Synopsis: Lady Justine is willing to trade her good name, her reputation and her place in London's gossip-hungry ton to secure her father's release from prison. But when the notorious Duke of Bradford counters her offer with a proposal of marriage, the stakes grow higher still. For while the smoldering lord is famous for his conquests, the man is oblivious to both her devotion and her charms. And Justine is soon afraid she has wagered all for naught…

Blessed (Book #3, Tantalize series) by Cynthia Leitich Smith’s coming from Candlewick Press on February 8th.

Synopsis: Quincie Morris, teen restaurateur and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life — or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid-werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature — and his flaming sword — and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

The synopsis and reviews for this book has me wanting this one. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman coming from Harper Teen on April 1st.

Synopsis: Tennyson: Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well.

Brontë: My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love

Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black coming from Expected Publication on April 5th.

Synopsis: The cons get twistier and the stakes get higher in Red Glove, the sequel to White Cat.

I can't wait for this one! Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Number #3) by Sarah MacLean coming from Avon on April 26th.

Synopsis: Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips...and precisely

The synopsis has me wanting.  Also, have you noticed the latest trend with girls lying in grass in covers?

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder coming from Simon Pulse on June 28th.

Synopsis: Amber's life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of her family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell that he's also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she's drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade's not just living in the now--he's living each moment like it's his last.

So, the title caught my eye. Ripe for Pleasure by Isobel Carr coming from Forever May 1st.

Synopsis: A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost.... Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it . . . and when it comes to passion, they refuse to accept second best.

London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse.

Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all

Zebra's new susperstar, my lovely Jess has another book coming out! Deceived By The Others by Jess Haines (H&W Investigations #3) coming on July 5th.

Synopsis: Shiarra’s relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family–or in this case, bringing Chaz’s entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it’s the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack’s hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that’s even closer than she knows…

Hot Steampunk? Dead Iron: The Age of Steam (Age of Steam #1) by Devon Monk coming from Roc on July 5th.

Futuristic Romance/Twisted Fairytale/Biopunk take Jack and the Beanstalk? Let me at it! Jaq's Harp by Ella Drake coming soon from Carina Press.

Synopsis: In a world of floating islands and bio-engineered beans, the bad guys are taken down by agents of the Mother organization—agents like Jacqueline “Jaq” Robinson. Instead of accepting her next routine assignment, she sets out on a mission of her own—to destroy Giant Corp, the company responsible for her sister’s wasting illness. Jaq must steal her cure from Giant’s headquarters high above the city…even though she’ll be brought face-to-face with Harper English, the man who left her to go deep undercover at Giant.

For Harp, Jaq had been a distraction the mercenary thought he couldn’t afford. But once he sees her again, Harp knows he’s made a mistake. Even though she vowed he won’t have her again, it’s clear they still have a powerful attraction. Harp’s determined to get a second chance with Jaq—if they can escape Giant Corp and get back to solid ground in one piece…



Kim in Hawaii said...

Thanks for the sneak peak! Delilah Marvelle is an innovative author - her website is fabulous!

HistoricalRomanceJunkie Rita said...

Points to Delilah Marvelle and Sarah MacLean covers and screams "MINES!!!"!
Can't wait for those!

Jess Haines said...

*psssst* I have a synopsis! *g*


Kaetrin said...

The Day Before sounds really interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Thx for pimping KB, I've never heard of this author before.

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

YAY Delilah!! She'll be back reading with you at Lady Jane's in January!!!

YAY Sarah MacLean! I love her so much! (And not only because she has a lovely cover quote on my upcoming YA novel, but that helps)

YAY Jess Haines!!! *runs off to go read the aforementioned synopsis* Met Jess at AAD, she's a stellar author and human being. I love her book covers too!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

PS I also love me some Ella Drake, she's such a neat, nice person, and that cover is stunning and intriguing. Thanks Kate for the head's-up!

KB/KT Grant said...

Kim: I'm so excited to see Delilah again in 2 weeks during our reading in NYC. She is such a sweetheart.

Rita: You and me both!

Jess: Added! Thanks ckicky.

Kaetrin: Lisa has a well known YA called Chasing Brooklyn you may have heard of.

Leanna: You know everyone! LOL. :)

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

The books by Devon Monk and Jess Haines look great. I'm so ready for 2011 to start.