On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where I list all the books I desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
This is one of the cutest paranormal series I’ve had the pleasure to read. It’s so British and totally quirky, full of witty dialogue, vampires, witches and Frankenstein’s bride! If you haven’t tried this series then I urge that you do. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!
The Bride That Time Forgot (Brenda & Effie #5)
Paul Magrs (Headline Review)
Publication Date: Oct 2010 (UK)
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
An outrageous adventure with the most terrifying villain Brenda has ever faced – her best friend, Effie.
Something is biting people on the streets of Whitby. In an ordinary town, this would be worrying. Here, it’s disastrous, and only Brenda has guessed why. She’s also trying to prepare for a packed festive break at her B&B, but her best friend Effie is in distracted mood: she just hasn’t been the same since her suave gentleman friend Alucard reappeared.
Meanwhile, Penny has joined a book group in the new mystery bookstore, the Spooky Finger. As she is drawn into the strange and fantastic works of Edwardian lady novelist Beatrice Mapp, she makes some very surprising discoveries. Discoveries that will soon impact upon the lives of all the ladies of Whitby. When unexpected help from the shadows of the past arrives to illuminate the dangers awaiting them all, Brenda realises that unless she can find a way to save Effie, the consequences may be eternal.
Another awesome cover – sounds pretty good too. I do love starting a new series, not that I don’t have a million to read already!
Stormwalker (Stormwalker #1)
Allyson James (Berkley)
Publication Date: May 2010 (US)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Half-Navajo Janet Begay comes to Magellan to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the police chief’s daughter. But the people of Magellan sense that Janet is not what she seems, and they’re right.
Janet possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she’s caught in the storm’s evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can’t seem to touch with her powers. He can weild fire and not get burned, and Janet’s never sure where he goes when they’re not together.
Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother’s people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas.
What was I saying about new series? This sounds great.
Unbreakable (Shadow Destroyers #1)
Sydney Somers (Samhain Publishing)
Publication Date: Aug 2007 (US)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Five years ago the man she loved died in her arms. Or did he? Jordan McAdam leads an unusual double life. Police officer by day, vigilante by night. But Jordan isn’t interested in the average criminal. She stalks Shadow Demons, creatures who prey on the innocent, creatures whom she suspects are responsible for a string of bizarre sacrificial murders. Creatures who killed her partner and lover.
Gage Campbell has spent the last few years on an elite team of Shadow Destroyers, hunting down the demons who changed his life-and his DNA. Then an assignment leads him straight back to the woman he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for five long years. The woman he had no choice but to leave behind.
Is the man before her a mimic demon bent on tormenting her, or is it Gage returned from the dead? All Jordan knows is that the raging desire between them is real. Standing between them are years of secrets and hurt, and a love that just might have the power to bring them together. If the murder case they’re working on doesn’t separate them. permanently.
I’m really into historical romance at the moment and I saw this one over at Dirty Sexy Books, who recommended it. So I added it to my ever growing wishlist!
Proof by Seduction
Courtney Milan (HQN)
Publication Date: Jan 2010 (US)
Genre: Historical Romance
She is his last chance for a future of happiness…
Jenny Keeble has never let her humble upbringing stop her. She’s made her way in the world as a fortune teller, one who convinces her clients her predictions are correct by telling them what they most want to hear. Business is good… until she meets her match in the form of Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a scientist and sworn bachelor.
He just doesn’t know it yet.
Broodingly handsome, Gareth is appalled to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of “Madame Esmerelda,” and he vows to prove her a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny disrupts every facet of Gareth’s calculated plan— until he can’t decide whether to ruin her or claim her for his own. Now, as they engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely souls must choose between everything they know… and the boundless possibilities of love.
Look at that cover – need I say more? Well, I suppose I should… I love the sound of this one, I like fairy tales.
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Jessica Day George (Bloomsbury)
Publication Date: April 2010 (US)
Reading Level: Young Adult
A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above. Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.
What’s on your wishlist this week?