Apr 8, 2015

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.

First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don't fall in love.

After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire.

Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?

This one just sounds soooo cool and amazing!!! I am still a sucker (no pun intended) for a good vampire YA novel!!

TITLE: Velvet
AUTHOR: Temple West
PUBLISHER: Swoon Reads
GENRE: Paranormal YA

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….

I am still behind by 1 book in this series. It's buried in Mount TBR of Doom. Review books have got to come first because I am vastly behind and my Netgalley ratio has gone down! EEP!

TITLE: Eighth Grave After Dark
AUTHOR: Darynda Jones
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
GENRE: Urban Fantasy

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 

Fan-favorite author Bree Despain continues her modern-day romance trilogy inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades with this second book in her Into the Dark series.

Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. Haden’s choice is put to the test as the Skylords and a figure from his past arrive in Olympus Hills with a plan that could destroy all of the realms.

Embracing her destiny as the Cypher, Daphne begins to understand the immense power of her musical ability to control the elements, but she must come to terms with her feelings for Haden and what she must sacrifice in order to protect him and her friends.

Believing the Key of Hades is the only thing that can stop the Underrealm Court from releasing the monstrous Keres on the mortal world, Haden, Daphne, and their friends set out to find the Key before Persephone’s Gate opens again on the spring equinox.

True, I did already read this one, but I am waiting my keeper copy! And more shameless promoting!! THIS SERIES IS AWESOME!! And the ending of this one KILLED! I read it back in August as an ARC and OMG I NEED A THIRD BOOK!!! YOU WILL NEED A THIRD BOOK! So buy/read/review this one!! Bree's new publisher NEEDS to agree to publish this one. The fate of my sanity, of your sanity, of ALL our sanities DEPENDS on us reading/reviewing this one!! Spread the word! Spread the love!! It's truly awesome!!!

TITLE: The Eternity Key
AUTHOR: Bree Despain
PUBLISHER: Egmont USA--I do believe this one is still being "published" by them despite their doors having closed earlier this year
GENRE: Paranormal/Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2015  



  1. Oh my the first one looks so good that I had to add it to my TBR pile. Never read the Charley Davidson series- I kinda want to just haven't started it yet. Never heard of the third on before.

    My WoW

  2. All three sound good, but the first one stole my heart :) I also love vamps, particularly well written ones. Great picks!

  3. OOOOH YEAH!! All those three are in my "I cannot wait till I get my hands on them" list!! And in my preordered list too! Great picks Jessica!

  4. I have heard of Velvet and it does sound good, I haven't yet tried that series in the middle there and I wish I would have like Bree Despain's book but I found the first one boring and ended up DNFing it. :( I hope you enjoy the two you haven't read yet when you get to them.


  5. Interesting picks - the Darynda Jones and Bree Despain series both look like they could be a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by My WOW.

  6. Some great sounding books there. I am especially loving the sound of Velvet and I do love the cover as well. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

  7. Velvet and The Eternity Key both look amazing!! Especially the covers... ;P I love that you always post multiples because I haven't read anything in that last series, but I could totally give the first one a try!

    Here's my WoW!

  8. Thanks for introducing me to these books!

    Cee @ The Mistress Case

  9. Wow, three this week! They're all new to me but they seem cool!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  10. I'm really lovng Velvet's cover but vampires? not sure about that. I'm checking out the series of the other two books :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  11. Three great choices this week. I actually have a Arc of Velvet that I'm looking forward to reading for the upcoming tour. Thanks so much for sharing!!! Have a great week.

  12. Velvet! Yes! I can't wait to read it! I really want to start the Darynda Jones series, I've heard such great things about it. I haven't read The Shadow Prince yet, but I'm going to buy the paperback on April 14th! great picks!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  13. Velvet is also on my TBR list, I can't wait to read it :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. (:

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  14. Great picks!

    I need to delve more into DJones' series

  15. Great picks. All of them sound like amazing reads.

  16. I so want to get my hands on Eighth Grave After Dark. Love it!! Hades and Persephone is my favorite myth. Great choices!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' WoW

  17. So many great choices here! I hope you enjoy the book! Thanks for stopping by my post!

  18. I haven't read a vampire book in a long time! I haven't read any of the books in these series. I hope you get to read all of your picks soon. Down with the tbr pile!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  19. All of them sound so good! Thanks for visiting!

  20. You know this is great. Featuring 3 WOW in one! It's hard to pick one knowing that you're waiting on so many. Great idea! Hope you enjoy all when you read them :)

  21. These sound great! Velvet is just my type of read as well. I am also a sucker for Greek mythology so the Eternity Key looks really good.

  22. I have Velvet and The Eternity Key, but I have not yet read them. I hope you love these when you read them!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  23. Three books, all good choices. Thanks for sharing them, Jessica.

  24. I need to read more YA paranormal and Velvet seems perfect! Added it to my TBR; thanks, Jessica!

  25. WOW, three books you can't wait for in one go, Jessica? They all sound awesome, and I actually have an ARC of The Eternity Key - I need to get to that ASAP :)
    Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  26. Velvet has the most beautiful cover!

    Great WoW picks this week. Sharon – Obsession with Books

  27. Velvet does sound like a fun read! And the Eternity Key too!! I need more time to read!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  28. Wow, great picks! Velvet sounds pretty good (I also love vampire books) and I love the Charley Davidson series :) I still haven't read the first book in that Bree Despain series but I did really like her other books so I'll have to get on that! Thanks for stopping by :D

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf


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