The Janus Affair (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
"Evildoers beware! Retribution is at hand, thanks to Britain's best-kept secret agents!!
Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance . . . with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown.
The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure. And though their foe be fiendishly clever, so then is Mr. Books . . . and Miss Braun still has a number of useful and unusual devices hidden beneath her petticoats."Finally!!!!! A cover for the 2nd book in this series. And it is just gorgeous! I had to find the summary from Amazon since Goodreads doesn't have one posted but it sounds like my kind of book. I loved the first one so I'm chomping at the bit to get my hands on this one.
The Taken by Vicki Pettersson
"He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.
Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.
Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destroy them both."
I found this one on Goodreads and I WANT!!!!! The cover is gorgeous and it sounds like the book is going to be pretty darn good as well!
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
"KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else…
The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.
Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister."
Woot, woot!!! I am SO excited to read this book! I loved the first book in this series, Blood Bound, and can't wait to pick this one up!
Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
"There is a fire and they are in there. They are in there...
Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and rush. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her.
Afterwards Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her children from the person who's still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love."
I'm so excited because I managed to snag a copy of this on NetGalley! I've been wanting to read this author since her first book...and this one sounds even better!
Green-Eyed Envy and Blackhearted Betrayal by Kasey Mackenzie
(Summary is for Green-Eyed Envy)
"As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has meted out justice since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator, it's her duty to solve any crimes committed by or against supernaturals.
Months have gone by since Riss discovered some unwelcome truths about her past--and managed to stop a supernatural war. Since then things have been quiet. Too quiet. But that all changes when the bodies of Bastai, shapeshifters also known as Cats, begin piling up in Boston's magical underbelly--even though the legendary shifters are supposed to have ninety-nine lives."
I just spotted the cover to Blackhearted Betrayal the other day and realized that I hadn't read the 2nd book in this series yet. I MUST remedy that soon! Now I'm super excited to read both of these!
Whew! I could keep going and going sharing all of the books that I want! There are tons of good urban fantasy and paranormal romance coming out soon...my wishlist is overflowing! And series books. I can't keep up! What have you added to your wishlist lately????