Waiting on Wednesday

I hate waiting...
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

In the final showdown between the forces of dark and light, Mal and Chrysabelle face not only Tatiana, but the ancient evil that now controls her: the Castus Sanguis. Chrysabelle gathers her friends and family around her, forming a plan to bring an end to the chaos surrounding them. But the Castus is the most powerful being they've ever come up against. Defeating such evil will require a great sacrifice from someone on the side of light.

One of them will change sides. One of them will die. No one will survive unscathed. Can Chrysabelle save those she cares about or will that love get her killed? What price is she willing to pay to draw last blood?

Looking forward to this one! Always look forward to seeing how a series ends, even though I may not always want it. I would much rather the series end gracefully than needlessly continuing on and on.

TITLE: Last Blood
AUTHOR: Kristen Painter
GENRE: Gothic Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2013

A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

With a handful of my favorite authors, this is one anthology I have to own! Plus it definitely seems to have a creep factor theme and I am all for that!

TITLE: Carniepunk
AUTHOR: Multiple Authors 
PUBLISHER: Gallery Books 
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: July 23, 2013


  1. 2 awesome Wow's!! I have the first 3 books of the House of Comarré series.... haven't read them yet!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Great picks! They both seem like awesome books:)

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  3. Great picks :) i love the first cover.

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  4. Awesome picks, Jessica! I also can't wait for these...

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  5. Sounds great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. Cool picks. I like the Kristen Painter series covers but have yet to start reading :( but will soon, promise.

    old follower


  7. I love the sound of Last Blood, and that cover is just awesome! Great picks, Jessica :)

  8. Carniepunk sounds so good! Great WoW picks!!!
    -Scott Reads It!

  9. Ooh, Carniepunk does sound like a neat read! Great picks Jessica!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  10. Great picks Jessica! Thanks for stopping by our wow :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  11. Great picks(: Thanks for stopping by my WOW(:

  12. I haven't heard of either of these, but I really like Last Blood's cover :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  13. GREAT covers! I haven't heard of either one. Off to go check them out. :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. Carniepunk sounds really interesting! Thanks for stopping by.
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  15. i really like the cover of last blood. sounds awesome too!

    my WoW this week.


  16. Carniepunk sounds so good! I love carnival things. Great picks. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Great authors! This one's going on my TBR! Thanks for the heads up :o]

  18. These both look great! I have seen CarniePunk around a lot and so far everyone that has reviewed it really liked it. I hope you get to read them soon. Thank you so much for stopping by my WoW. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  19. CarniePunk looks kind of awesome. I love the name! Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  20. CarniePunk looks like a good read - enjoy!

    Thanks for hopping in to my Wow at Jane Reads! Hope your reading week is great!

  21. Yes, yes, yes to both of these! Carniepunk has been on my TBR list for a long time. I can't wait for it. It sounds so creepy and interesting.

  22. I keep meaning to read that Kristen Painter series, it sure sounds like a lot of fun. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by. :)
    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  23. Hmm, I haven't I heard of either of these books, probably not my genre, but they look interesting :) I hope you get to read them when they release!

  24. oooh, I haven't seen CarniePunk before! I'm not usually much for anthologies (I get so disappointed when a short story is good and then is..short!) but this one looks creeptastic! I love the creepy and the magical combined! Totally adding this one to the wish list :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  25. I love the covers of the Kristen Painter series & I'm definitely eager to read Carniepunk!

    Great WoW picks.

  26. the carnival one looks awesome!! great pick!

  27. Seems like I have found two more series to add to the TBR! Great picks!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  28. These covers are stunning! Great picks! :D


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