I'm always on the lookout for new authors and new books to read. I especially like fantasy and romance, and am thrilled when I see anything that mixes the two. I recently found a new dark fantasy title listed on Amazon.com, called Melusine by Sarah Monette. It's out from Ace in August. The cover and the synopsis look interesting. The cover also has a blurb from Jacqueline Carey, of the Kushiel trilogy, which I absolutely loved.
Here's the synopsis from Amazon:
Mélusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found... Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become. As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate... Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.
And because I haven't yet figured out how to post pictures, you can see the cover here: