August 2010 Releases

Done with July 2010 Releases? Here are August 2010 Releases. To see further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

Laura Bickle
Sparks (Anya Kalinczyk, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Juno (AU: 1st August 2010; US & CA: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department – while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell – but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion. After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains – or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims – and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more – she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city.

Kylie Chan
Hell to Heaven (Journey to Wudang, Book 2)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st August 2010)

Emma teeters on the edge of becoming fully demon, and must make a journey to the Kunlun Mountains in the West, home of the reclusive ancient goddess Nu Wa, in an attempt to regain her humanity.Travelling with Emma is Xuan Wu’s daughter, Simone, who is struggling with her growing powers and trying to defend herself from the demons who want to destroy her. And Michael is trying to come to terms with the shock of finding out he might be half demon…and a danger to them all.

Kelly Gay
The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (AU: 1st August 2010; US & CA: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun – one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day’s work…but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear.

Megan Hart
Harlequin Spice (US: 1st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

I didn’t think he wanted me. And I wasn’t about to get involved with him, not after what I’d heard. Alex Kennedy was tall, dark and unbearably hot, but I’ve been burned before. Maybe it was stupid of me to offer but he needed a place to crash and I needed to pay the rent, but now he’s my tenant…with benefits. And now that we’ve crossed that line, I can’t seem to find my way back. But I can’t give my heart to a man who’s so…unconventional. His last sexual relationship was with a married couple. It’s enough that my ex-fiancé preferred men, I won’t take that chance again no matter how much my body thrives on Alex’s touch. I can’t risk it, but I can’t resist it, either. Alex can be very convincing when he wants something. And he wants me.

Stacia Kane
City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, Book 3)
HarperCollins Voyager (AU: 1st August 2010; UK: 5th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case. Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation, but the city’s most notorious crime boss – and Chess’s drug dealer – gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed. If that isn’t bad enough, a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs. Only he’s not telling what he knows, or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity. Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths, First Elders, and a lot of seriously nasty magic – all while coping with some not-so-small issues of her own. And the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead.

P. D. Martin
Kiss of Death (Sophie Anderson, Book 5)
Harlequin Mira (US: 1st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Australian FBI profiler Sophie Anderson is on a new case, and this one is strange, even for Sophie. The victim is found dead in a state park with two puncture wounds on her neck. There is no blood on the scene, but she looks to have been drained. Is it a straightforward murder investigation, or the result of a ritual performed by LA’s secretive population of “vampires”? Meanwhile, Sophie’s new squeeze is in town, and as usual she’s hard at work. Will she be able to balance her obsession with the case with her fragile new relationship? And what does she really feel for Anton Ward, the brooding, darkly handsome leader of the bizarre sect who claim to be vampires? Special Agent Sophie Anderson must put the pieces together, and her feelings aside. If she’s wrong, the murderer may walk. If she’s right it will be a race against time to find the killer before more innocent girls die.

Vicki Pettersson
Cheat the Grave (Signs of the Zodiac, Book 5)
HarperCollins Eos (AU: 1st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Las Vegas socialite and otherwordly avenger Joanna Archer gave up everything when she embraced mortality – abandoning her powers and altering her destiny to save a child…and a city. Now her former allies are her enemies – and her enemies have nothing to fear. Yet still she is bound to a prophecy that condemns her to roam a nightmare landscape that ordinary humans cannot see and dare not enter. And a beast is on her trail – an insane killer blinded by bloodlust, who’s determined to rip much more from Joanna than merely her now-fragile life. Survival is no longer an option in this dark realm where good and evil have blurred into confusing shades of grey – unless she can gather together an army of onetime foes and destroy everything she once believed in.

Jeri Smith-Ready
Bring On the Night (WVMP Radio, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (AU: 1st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin seems to finally have it all. A steady job at WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ‘n’ Roll. A loving relationship with the idiosyncratic but eternally hot DJ Shane McAllister. A vampire dog who never needs shots or a pooper-scooper. And after nine years, it looks as if she might actually finish her bachelor’s degree! But fate has other plans for Ciara. First she must fulfill her Faustian bargain with the Control, the paranormal paramilitary agency that does its best to keep vampires in line. Turns out the Control wants her for something other than her (nonexistent) ability to kick undead ass. Her anti-holy blood, perhaps? Ciara’s suspicions are confirmed when she’s assigned to a special-ops division known as the Immanence Corps, run by the Control’s oldest vampire and filled with humans who claim to have special powers. To a confirmed sceptic like Ciara, it sounds like a freak fest. But when a mysterious fatal virus spreads through Sherwood – and corpses begin to rise from their graves – Ciara will not only get a crash course in zombie-killing, but will be forced to put her faith, and her life itself, in the hands of magic.

Jeff Somers
The Terminal State (Avery Cates, Book 4)
Hachette Orbit (US: 1st August 2010; UK: 5th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Avery Cates is an army man. Between the army’s new dental plan and a set of first class augments, he’s been given a second chance – albeit a quick one. When a corrupt officer decides to make some money on the side by selling new recruits, Cates finds himself in uncharted territory. Sold to the highest bidder, his visions of escape and revenge quickly come to an end when he realises who’s bought him – and for what. Because the high bidder is Canny Orel himself. And he wants Cates to do one last job as the System slides into chaos. Cates will have one shot at getting back at Canny – but this time, Canny is holding all the cards.

Lili St. Crow
Jealousy (Strange Angels, Book 3)
Penguin (AU: 2nd August 2010; CA: 3rd August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha – half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people. But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something. Or as if she’s in danger. Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead – but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to – especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life. The only person who can save him is Dru. The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to…

Trisha Telep (ed.)
Kiss Me Deadly (Anthology)
Random House (AU: 2nd August 2010); Perseus Running Press (US: 3rd August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and fallen angels drive the plot of these romances. Includes the writings of several authors, including: Sarah Rees Brennan (faeries), Becca Fitzpatrick (angels), Caitlin Kittredge (witches), Karen Mahoney (vampires), Daniel Marks (ghost kids), Justine Musk (sorcerers), Diana Peterfreund (unicorns), Michelle Rowen (demons), Carrie Ryan (zombies), Maggie Stiefvater (werewolves), Rachel Vincent (banshees), Daniel Waters (zombies), and Michelle Zink (gothic ghosts).

Kelley Armstrong
Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, Book 11)
Random House (CA: 3rd August 2010); Hachette Orbit (AU: August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah Levine is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at twenty-one she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town, as a favour to one of the agency’s associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes. Soon Savannah is in over her head. She’s run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn’t her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she’s ever had to learn.

Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga, Book 4)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 3rd AUgust 2010; UK: 19th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed…forever?

Kat Richardson
Vanished (Greywalker, Book 4)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 3rd August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

For Seattle investigator Harper Blaine, her own case may prove the most difficult to solve. Why did she as opposed to others with near death experiences become a Greywalker? When Harper begins digging into her own past, she unearths some unpleasant truths about her father’s early death as well as a mysterious puzzle. She sets out to find his ghost but encounters only a void where he should be, leaving her with more unanswered questions. Before she can continue her search, Harper gets an offer she can’t refuse to go to London and pursue an investigation on behalf of some very demanding vampires. But there are unpleasant surprises waiting for her, and Harper soon discovers her present trouble in England is entangled with her dark past back in Seattle and her ultimate destiny as a Greywalker.

Kat Richardson
Labyrinth (Greywalker, Book 5)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 3rd August 2010); Hachette Piatkus (UK: 5th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Just back from London, Harper picked up some new skills while she was away. But instead of taking the time to hone them, she’d rather focus on what’s important. Like finding the two-bit perp who “killed” her. She’s convinced he’s a valuable clue in the puzzle of her past and her missing father, as well as a key to figuring out who’s trying to manipulate her powers and why. There’s just one problem. Turns out the man who “killed” her was murdered himself while she was away. Lucky for Harper, she has an airtight alibi, but that doesn’t mean the police are going to play nice. With Seattle’s recent surge in violence – thanks to the vampires – she’s already under suspicion. Which means Harper has to watch her step. Because finding the ghost of her “killer” – and rescuing her father – will mean entering into the Grey. And with her growing powers pulling her more deeply into that paranormal world, Harper’s afraid she may not be able to come back out…

S. L. Viehl
Dream Called Time (Stardoc, Book 10)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 3rd August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Dispatched to investigate an unidentified ship that has emerged from a mysterious rift in space, Cherijo discovers technology far more advanced than anything she’s ever seen. Before she can unravel the alien ship’s mystery, Cherijo’s own ship is sucked into the rift and transported through time. Unless she can find a way to reopen the rift, they will remain trapped in another time. And Cherijo will never see her family – which she’s only just been reunited with – again…

Kat Falls
Dark Life
Simon & Schuster (UK: 5th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ty has lived under the ocean for his entire life. Following global warming and the rise of the seas, his family joined an underwater community in hopes of living in the new frontier of the ocean floor. But When Ty meets Gemma, a girl from “topside”, who is searching the seas for her brother, she quickly makes his life very complicated. Together Ty and Gemma face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town’s rough underworld as they search for her missing brother. But the deeper they dig, the more attention they attract, and soon Ty and Gemma find themselves being hunted by a gang of outlaws who roam the underwater territories causing havoc, and who seem to have eerie abilities. But Ty has a secret of his own, living underwater for his entire life has meant he has also developed a “special” power. Can he keep it a secret from Gemma and his family or is it time for him to finally tell everyone the truth?

Kristin Cast, Alyson Noël, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead & Francesca Lia Block
Kisses from Hell (Anthology)
HarperCollins Teen (CA: 11th August 2010; US: 24th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today’s authors – Kristin Cast, Richelle Mead, Alyson Noël, Kelley Armstrong, and Francesca Lia Block. From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her, to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything.

Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book 3)
Scholastic (US & CA: 24th August 2010; UK: 25th August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12…

Ann Aguirre
Killbox (Sirantha Jax, Book 4)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper”, a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best – by mouthing off and kicking butt. And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate’s forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them. Now, Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers – out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders that ever travelled through grimspace…

Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Margaret K. McElderry (US & CA: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organisation called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length…everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realises that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world…and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Claire Delacroix
Rebel (Prometheus Project, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor (US: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Having sacrificed his wings in a bid save humanity, fallen angel Armand has a bold plan to assassinate Presidential candidate Maximilian Blackstone. When things go awry and his partner Baruch is gravely injured, Armand fears that he will fail in his task and forever lose the chance to rejoin the angels in Heaven. Theodora is a wraith, a woman who officially doesn’t exist. She lives in the shadows, taking risks to earn the bounty placed on dangerous assassinations – bounty that buys the chance at a new life for those she loves. Captured when her latest hit goes horribly wrong, Theodora finds herself the prisoner of a strong, arrogant stranger. Soon enough, these two solitary souls find their missions – and their hearts – entwined. But in their desperate attempt to save the world, will they be able to save each other?

Michele Lang
Lady Lazarus (Lady Lazarus, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor (US: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Descended from the legendary witch of Ein Dor, Magdalena Lazarus alone holds the power to summon the angel Raziel and stop Hitler and his supernatural minions from unleashing total war in Europe. The Nazis have fighters more fearsome than soldiers, weapons more terrifying than missiles, and allies that even they are afraid of SS werewolves; the demon Asmodel who possesses a willing Adolf Hitler, and other supernatural creatures all are literally hell-bent on preventing Magda from possessing the Book of Raziel, a magical text with the power to turn the tide against Hitler’s vast war machine. Magda, young and rebellious, grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, unaware of her family’s heritage. When her mother dies, Magda – ready or not – is the Lazarus, who must face the evil that holds Europe in an iron grip. Unready to assume the mantle of her ancient birthright, but knowing that she must fight, she sets out across Europe searching for the Book. Magda is desperate enough to endanger her soul by summoning the avenging angel Raziel. When she sees him in the glory of his celestial presence, her heart is utterly, completely lost…

Maggie Shayne
Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, Book 3)
Harlequin Mira (US: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A long-ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr Carrie Overton’s life forever. Before disappearing into the night, the grateful stranger left her newborn son for Carrie to raise. When the woman is later found murdered, the secret becomes Carrie’s alone. She has kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years. But now a friend of Sam’s has gone missing. The police in quaint, quiet Shadow Falls, Vermont, believe he’s a runaway – until he’s found dead and another teen disappears, and talk turns to that long-ago murder. Newcomer Gabriel Cain is asking too many questions, befriending Sam, getting too close. Carrie distrusts him even as she finds herself falling for him. But Gabriel has secrets, too, secrets to challenge the fierceness of a mother’s love. She’s been lying about her son since the day he was born. Lying to everyone who trusts her. Can Gabriel’s arrival mark the day the lie finally ends and real life begins?

Gena Showalter
Unraveled (Intertwined, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (US: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

For once, sixteen-year-old Aden Stone has everything he’s ever wanted: A home. Friends. The girl of his dreams. Too bad he’s going to die…Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he’s supposed to be crowned Vampire King – while still a human! Well, kind of. With four – oops, three now – human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been “different” himself. These souls can time travel, raise the dead, possess another’s mind, and, his least favourite these days, tell the future. The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart. Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the centre of it all. But he isn’t about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life…

Jessica Verday
The Haunted (The Hollow, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with – the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead – Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates – a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess…

Caitlin Kittredge
Night Life (Nocturne City, Book 1)
Hachette Gollancz (AU: August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night…Among them is Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer whose job is to keep the peace. As an Insoli werewolf, Luna travels without a pack and must rely on instinct alone. And she’s just been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders – a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend…until now. But when she investigates prime suspect Dmitri Sandovsky, she can’t resist his wolfish charms. Pack leader of a dangerous clan of Redbacks, Dimitri sends her animal instincts into overdrive and threatens her fiercely-guarded independence. But Luna and Dimiri will need to rely on each other as they’re plunged into an ancient demon underworld and pitted against an expert black magician with the power to enslave them for eternity…

Caitlin Kittredge
Pure Blood (Nocturne City, Book 2)
Hachette Gollancz (AU: August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the shadows of Nocturne City, witches lurk and demons prowl and homicide detective Luna Wilder must keep the peace – while living life as a werewolf. Now bodies are turning up all over town, the brutal murders linked by a cryptic message: We see with empty eyes…To make matters worse for Luna, she can’t get wolfishly handsome Dmitri Sandovsky out of her mind. The last time he helped her with a case, Dmitri suffered a demon bite that infected him with a mysterious illness and now his pack elders have forbidden him from associating with Luna. But she’ll need his help when high-level witches start turning up slaughtered. Because a war is brewing between rival clans of blood witches and caster witches – a magical gang war with the power to burn Nocturne City to the ground.

Caitlin Kittredge
Second Skin (Nocturne City, Book 3)
Hachette Gollancz (AU: August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When werewolves from Nocturne City’s oldest packs start showing up shot through the head execution-style, police officer Luna Wilder must find out what’s killing them and why, before she becomes the next victim. Luna traces the killings to a band of shapeshifters made of smoke and shadow who drink the blood of their victims for strength. Believed to exist only in legend, their race is all too real – and now their leader, Lucas Kennuka, is out to wrest Luna’s heart from her beloved Dmitri. To make matters worse, Dmitri is suffering from a mysterious illness brought on by a demon bite and his condition grows more grave with each passing day. Now Luna must rely on Lucas to defeat an invisible enemy – a serial were-killer bringing death and destruction to all who stand in its path…

Maggie Shayne
Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, Book 2)
Harlequin Mira (AU: August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Reclusive novelist Aaron Westhaven, a man Olivia Dupree has admired – and more – for years, has accepted her invitation to speak at a local fundraiser. But the day he’s due to arrive, she gets a call summoning her to the bedside of a John Doe whose sole possession is her business card. Can Aaron – survivor of an execution-style gunshot wound – really be the novelist the lonely Olivia has grown to think of as a near soulmate? If not, he can only be in Shadow Falls for one reason – to kill her. Olivia, too, has secrets. And discovering the truth about the man in the hospital bed means dredging up her own past – a past she’s been hiding from for sixteen years.

2 responses to “August 2010 Releases

  1. Darynda Jones

    Wow, so much good stuff coming out!!! Thanks, Tez!

  2. Pingback: August 2010 Releases: Books I can’t wait to read!

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