Tuesday, February 22, 2011

*SQUEE* Pale Demon & This Side Of The Grave Released

Pale Demon
Kim Harrison
Book Nine in The Hollows series
Urban Fantasy

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.  Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail. A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

A Quick Tease

"Hair still dripping, he draped the towel around his hips and tucked the end in the folds to hold it there, looking more appealing than if he'd been stark naked.
"Took who?" he said calmly. "

This Side Of The Grave
Jeaniene Frost
Book Five in the Night Huntress series
Urban Fantasy / PNR

Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . . With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

A Quick Tease

"I took one of the candles off the nightstand, considering Bones in the light of the flickering flame. His body was stretched out, arms once again behind his head, limbs completely relaxed even though he was still hard as a baseball bat in one very notable place. All this bounty, mine to enjoy. I licked my lips. Damned if I knew how I’d gotten so lucky, but that was a question for another time. Now was the time for action, not contemplation.
I moved closer until my legs pressed against the side of the bed. “Do you remember the first time you bit me here?” I asked, tracing my finger over the tight bud of his nipple. “Yes.” One word, hissed with all the weight of desire that I could feel through his emotions.
“It felt like your fangs were burning me.” My voice was no more then a whisper from the shiver of remembrance, and I blew out the candle with an unsteady puff. “I can’t duplicate that with you because you’re not human,” I went on. “The juice in my fangs won’t feel the same, but maybe this will be close.”
Then I poured some of the hot wax that pooled on the candle directly onto Bone's nipple"

Who's the man standing scantily clad that Rachel is feasting her eyes on? *gasp* It couldn't be....

Just how steamy does the scene between Cat and Bones get? Do we need to make sure we're wearing something flame retardant first?

Never fear! The books are finally on bookshelves so rush out and grab yourself a copy... Now excuse me while I started reading This Side Of The Grave *giggles* I'm so tempted to start from Chapter 21 *winks*

Happy release day!


Deea said...

Ah... *melts* These are my most anticipated books of the year! I'm sooo excited! I already read Pale Demon and...OMG!!! That little teaser... *dies* Now I can't wait to read TSotG!
Happy reading!

BLHmistress said...

I know you are gonna wonder whats up with me but I haven't read either series yet I got the first books in both series though, just need to get the rest of the books.

Happy Reading and let me know how 21 is :)

Amy said...

I'm waiting for my copy of This Side of the Grave to arrive, can't wait to read it! That candle scene sounds soooo hot woot!