by Joy Nash
Lovespell, August 2006
It's set in 130 AD Britannia, and features the clash between Druids and Romans. All of us readers that complain about the same old thing (regencies) over and over have got to pick this one up. The first in a new series, I hope it sells well enough that publishers will actually start picking up more interesting and varied stories like this one.
The Falcon's Bride
by Dawn Thompson
Lovespell, 29 August 2006
This looks interesting because it's not a historical/modern time travel, but a historical/historical one. A young woman in 1811 is transported to 1695 to meet that man she is told by a gypsy that she is destined to marry, and perhaps to save.
No Rest for the Wicked
by Kresley Cole
Pocket, 31 October 2006
I haven't yet read A Hunger Like No Other, but I have it in my TBR stack. I think Cole has a great concept with the merging of vampires and valkyries, and hope that the follow-through is equal to the idea.
Description: Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire -- a nightmare in his mind -- against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow -- accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings -- particularly lust -- emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill. The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity -- as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world -- to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?
She's No Faerie Princess
by Christine Warren
St. Martin's, 31 October 2006
Description: Queen Mab's niece, Fiona, has long been bored to tears by the intrigues of Court life. She'd prefer to cut loose at a punk club, knock back a few Thai beers, and hook up with a likely lad of similar interests. But when Fiona goes AWOL, she only gets as far as Manhattan's Inwood Park before a nasty demon nearly puts a permanent crimp in her plans—and a dark stranger sparks her desire... All work and no play make Tobias Walker one cranky werewolf. After six months of doing his part to keep the peace during the delicate negotiations between the Others and humankind, he'd like nothing more than a good night's sleep—preceded by an enthusiastic mating session. The alluring woman he rescues in the park might be the answer to his most lustful prayers, but only if they can both stay alive long enough to find out who wants her dead and why. Now, Fiona and Tobias must unravel a tangled web of treachery that spans branches of the Fae, Other, and mortal worlds, all the while falling into a dangerous attraction that could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—or the end for them both...
Must Love Dragons
by Stephanie Rowe
Warner Forever, 1 November 2006
I thought that Date Me Baby, One More Time was a fun read, though I am never really blown away by humorous books, so I will definitely pick this one up. I can't miss something that has a dragon heroine.
Prince of Ice
by Emma Holly
Berkley, 7 November 2006
I am really looking forward to this book. I love Emma Holly and I think this one looks like it has an interesting premise. I also think Emma Holly is one of the few authors that I can believe will write about a real courtesan.
Description: A sensuous and dangerous world where a human courtesan becomes the flesh and blood property of a demon prince. Soulmates, lovers-and victims of an unnatural desire that could drive them both insane.
A Babe in Ghostland
by Lisa Cach
Pocket, 26 December 2006
One line (A heroine who can communicate with the dead, and a hero with a mansion full of ghosts.) is all the description I can find for this book, but I like Lisa Cach, who is willing to try something new in just about every outing. She is definitely not an author who will try to run a series into the ground.