“Waiting On” Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a meme created at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read.

This week I’m waiting on Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks.

Here’s the summary, taken from Goodreads:

FBI agent Lily Yu is living at Nokolai Clanhome with her fiancé, lupi

Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks

Rule Turner, when an intruder penetrates their territory, stealing the prototype of a magical device the clan hopes will be worth a fortune–if a few bugs can be worked out . . .

But the prototype can be dangerously erratic, discharging a bizarre form of mind magic—and it looks like the thief wants it for that very side effect. Worse, whoever stole the device didn’t learn about it by accident. There’s a Nokolai traitor in their midst. Lily and Rule have to find the traitor, the thief, and the prototype. One job proves easy when the thief calls them–and his identity rocks Rule’s world.

As they race to recover their missing property, they find Robert Friar’s sticky footprints all over the place. Robert Friar―killer, madman, and acolyte of the Old One the Lupi are at war with―an Old One whose power is almost as vast as her ambition to rock the entire world . . .

Wilks has consistently written one of the best werewolf UF’s out there, perfectly straddling the line between plot and romance. I admit, I’ve had the last book, Death Magic, languishing on my shelf for a long time now, so I’ll have to catch up before this one comes out.

This title is released on October 2, 2012.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

“I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you — especially when you are near to me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land, come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapped; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.”

2. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

“He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn’t occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.”

3. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”‘

4. Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

“Though you thrust your dagger at my eyes, I will not flinch.”

5. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

6. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

“I was suddenly struck by how dissimilar we were. It occurred to me that if Grace and I were objects, she would be an elaborate digital clock, synced up with the World Clock in London with technical perfection, and I’d be a snow globe – shaken memories in a glass ball.”

7. Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

“What was romance but a lovely bit of play between man and woman?”

8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

“Nothing was happening, really, but the moment was thick with mattering.”

9. Roadkill by Rob Thurman

“Pick up your clothes. I am not your maid. How do I know this? A maid cannot kill you with a tube sock. I can. ”

10. XVII (I do not love you…) by Pablo Neruda

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books That Are On The Top Of My TBR List For Fall

1.Death Magic by Eileen Wilks

The World of the Lupi is a consistently underrated series. Half romance, half urban fantasy with a slash of detective thrown in, Wilks’s books are no fluffy throwaway read.

2. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

Cat and Bones are at the top of my PNR list and always will be. I know that a lot of readers are worried about whether Frost can sustain the tension now that Cat and Bones are settled into wedded bliss, but I for one hope that she resists the urge to manufacture some drama. I enjoy reading about a happy couple, and it’s guaranteed that Frost has some new adventures up her sleeve for our favorite couple.

3. Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

While I’ve never been able to get into her Guardian series, The Iron Seas books deliver on all fronts for me: great characters, fantastic worldbuilding, exciting and unpredictable plots. My favorite steampunk romance series so far.

4. Aftermath by Ann Aguirre

Jax’s journey is drawing to a close. With only two books left in the series, and a decision at the end of the last book that will have massive repercussions for Jax and those she holds dear, I’m sure Aguirre will put us through the wringer before Jax and co. can finally rest.

5. The Bite Before Christmas by Jeaniene Frost and Lynsay Sands

What? More Cat and Bones only a month after One Grave at a Time? We must have been good this year. Thumbs up for a new Sands story as well; though I haven’t kept up with her Argeneau series, she always delivers a fun and sexy read. (I just wished these two talented authors had been graced with a better cover.)

6. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

I suspect that I may actually do a happy dance down the bookstore aisle next week when I finally have this one in my hands. Quite possibly my most anticipated release for the year; I have my fingers crossed for some Toby-Tybalt development once and for all, and more Luidaeg!

7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss was perfection. I’m so glad I listened to early reviews and forced myself to look past the hideous title and even more hideous cover, for Perkins knows how to write the type of story women daydream about while still infusing her protagonist with enough substance to garner respect.

8. The Rift Walker by Susan and Clay Griffith

I’ve been counting down the days til this release since turning the last page of The Greyfriar months ago. Both the Greyfriar and Adele are compelling characters, and the setting unlike any I’ve encountered, mixing urban fantasy, steampunk, and apocalyptic elements into a terrifying landscape.

9. Saving June by Hannah Harrington

I’ve heard nothing but good things from my fellow book bloggers over in Australia about this title. This may actually top my TBR list at the moment.

10. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

As I mentioned last week, after finishing Finnikin of the Rock, I’m eagerly awaiting the next in the series. Marchetta draws me in time and again, whether writing contemporary or fantasy.

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren to share new book acquisitions, whether bought, gifted, received for review, borrowed, or won.

This month’s post is a roundup for the past month’s book influx (it’s been a very good month).

Bought

  • Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
  • Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison
  • Huntress Anthology
  • Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
  • Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
  • Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
  • Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
  • Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot
  • Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
  • Are We There Yet? by David Levithan
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
  • Mia Tells It Like It Is (PD I & II) by Meg Cabot
  • Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
Gifted

  • Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
  • Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine
  • Grave Sins by Jenna Maclaine
  • Bound by Sin by Jenna Maclaine
  • Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Reunion by Meg Cabot
  • The Proposition by Judith Ivory
  • Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi
  • A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
  • Simply Love by Mary Balogh

  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  • The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  • Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
Won