Saturday, October 8, 2011

Patience is a Virtue (#4)

For those of you who haven't seen any of my previous Patience is a Virtue posts yet, this is a kind of a meme of sorts where I post the books that have already been released that I can't wait to start on, but can't cause I'm still reading some other books. FYI, this seems like Waiting on Wednesday, but there's a slight difference. WoW features books which have not been released yet.

Just a few books that caught my eye while I was browsing thru Goodreads, or have been on my TBR list since forever and I suddenly have this insane urge to read it.

First up: Skye's Trail by Jori Strong.

This is the first book in The Angelini series, by the way.

Blurb from Goodreads
For Skye Delano, the hunt and the kill are sometimes inexorably tied together.Her origins shrouded behind an impenetrable wall of mental pain, Skye has survived and evolved into a tracker, a hunter who metes out justice to those who prey on the helpless. Alone but not lonely, she's been content with her life. But now her body is changing and there's an underlying craving that's left her restless. She needs to take a mate-or rather, two mates-Detective Rico Santana wants and needs Skye-for himself, and to track a couple of kids who have gone missing.In all the centuries that Giovanni Banderali has been alive, he's never desired any woman enough to bind her to him as a companion. That changed the moment he saw Skye. She's a threat to the fledgling vampires he's searching for, but nothing will stop him from claiming her-not even the Angelini blood that flows through her veins.Adversaries, natural enemies-dangerous allies-the bond that links them is stronger than lust, more powerful than love. When an Angelini chooses a mate, no man can resist.
Jori Strong write one of the craziest, sexiest, and hottest eroticas out there, so you might want to prepare yourself physically and mentally before you delve any further into any one of her novels' pages.

Been staving off eroticas for awhile cause everytime I read eroticas (save for any of Strong's works), I get pissed off by the lack of plot and character development. Usually I find them shallow and a little too dirty, but I make exceptions when it comes to Strong. Aaand, I do have the usual dose of dirty in me. LOL.

Ahem, moving on.


Next up: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff.

First book in The Watchers series.

Blurb from Goodreads:
Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.

When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor-it means death.

It is current not getting a very good rating on GR, tho(3.87). Ok, it's good, but not as good as those that I usually am desperate to get my hands on or appears on any of my Patience is a Virtue posts. But it sounds intriguing so I'm, well, very intrigued.:) And I think I'm sort of on this vamp/supernatural creatures that go bump in the night books crave now...Oh well. I do have my whims, all right.

(I noticed that the books in this post all have blue covers..Weird. "The girl who believes in coincidences usually are the ones who end up dead." --Forgot who's quote in which book this was from.)


Third for the day: PineLight by Jillian Peery.

Blurb from GR:
"I loved him - that was my torment. And I was losing him all over again."
Walls crumbled all around me. An undeniable force pulled at my core. I tried to fight it, I tried to deny it the power, but I was weak. I felt pain in my side, and I knew that this dark force was winning. My veins started to burn, and I screamed, but it didn't stop.

The cover is beautiful, and the synopsis sounds great too. Aaaand, it's YA. MY TYPE.


Next up: Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson.

First book in The Water Keepers series.

Blurb from GR:
California teen, Sadie James, thinks her life couldn't get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won't even tell her his name.

Each time the boy appears, Sadie's unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her. But as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day...why does Sadie need one?

As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

I LOVE the cover, and the series title! It just shouts out to me, y'know? Water Keepers? Anything to do with the elements or just anyone of 'em would incite a "HELL YEAH!" response in me.


Wow, today's post is getting long.

Fifth up: A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day.

First in the Renegade Angels series.

Blurb from GR:
Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.

Reminds me an awful lot of The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. And because of that, I've been dying to get started to get this.

BTW, if you haven't read The Guild Hunter series, then do it. Now. I assume that since you are reading this now that you agree with my taste. So now I'm telling you that The Guild Hunter series is my All-Time-Favourite series. Like seriously, top of my list first. Among all the YA, Historical, Romance, Paranormal, Urban, Fantasy, whatever books that I have read, that series is THE top of the list.


Last but not least: In Total Surrender by Anne Mallory.

Third in the Secrets series.

Blurb from GR:
Andreas Merrick is the king of London's dark underworld, having amassed unimaginable wealth and power...and a fierce reputation that leaves even the bravest men quaking in their boots. Yet one person is maddeningly unintimidated by his fearsome presence: the persistent Miss Phoebe Pace.

Equal parts honey and steel, Phoebe will stop at nothing to find her missing brother and save her family. Though associating with Andreas means peril and scandal, she never expects to experience a passion so intense that it threatens to consume her. But enigmatic Andreas is no ordinary man to love. He brings dangers from all sides -- without and within -- while tempting her beyond her wildest dreams...
This one is more on the May-Read list... I'm not that into pure Romances, but the book sounds promising and it has a whopping 4.23/5 rating on GR now.

(This book ruined my blue cover streak..Oh well, at least the title is blue:D.)


That's kinda it for today. Sooo, what do you think of the books? Have you read them? What are your views? Reviews? Link to them here? And what are you craving to read now?

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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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