Breaking News Sunday

Welcome to a New Feature on the Blog.

Although new isn’t the right word because this feature runs around the entire blogosphere, only with different titles and content. I have adapted it to my own liking and availability of time to invest in my blog and hope to have a post in this feature regularly. But this (as with the Wednesday Winner feature) is again not a weekly feature since I don’t always have the time to keep it coming weekly. The posts in BREAKING NEWS SUNDAY will be posts surrounding news in romanceland I find worthy of mentioning and this could be about authors, publishers, book releases, book covers, newly discovered series and other blogs and bloggers.

To kick things off this week’s post features some covers that caught my attention. One of them actually made my heart go pitty-patter. And people who know me, can attest to the fact that that is a very rare ocassion. Can you guess which one?
“Enough with the talking and show me the covers!” I hear you say. Okay, here they come:

First up is the cover of Lara Adrian‘s next Midnight Breed installment which will be released Jauary 5th, 2010. Even though the previous installment, ASHES OF MIDNIGHT was a bit disappointing for me, I am looking forward to the next book in this series, as it remains one of my favorite vampire paranormal series.


Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.

Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear. . . .

Next is the cover is the first book of the new Monica McCarty series, coming in the Spring of 2010. Some info on the series from Monica’s Website:

The Highland Guard Series

What’s sexier than a man in a kilt? How about Special Ops in kilts.

Monica’s next series will marry her love for strapping, sexy Highland warriors with her other love for navy SEALs and black ops. Think Suzanne Brockmann meets Braveheart.

Where the legend of the Highlander began… Journey back to the time of Braveheart, when Scotland was fighting to free itself from English tyranny, and Robert the Bruce was fighting for a crown. To defeat the superior forces of the heavy mounted English knights, Bruce knows he needs a new kind of warrior. He looks to the barbarian lands, to the most feared warriors in Christendom, to the ultimate guerilla fighter . . . to the Highlander.

Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Bruce handpicks ten warriors with “superhero” skills to form a secret elite fighting force like the world has never seen. They are the ultimate “Special Forces,” the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills and brought together into one elite fighting force known as the HIGHLAND GUARD. They are: the swordsman team leader, the seafarer/swimmer, the scout, the extraction expert, the explosives expert, the hand-to-hand combat specialist, the tracker, the sharpshooter, the climber/outdoorsman, and the spy.

Vowing death before surrender, Bruce’s band of shadow warriors will stop at nothing but freedom from English rule. But in the midst of war, political turmoil, and treachery, these invincible warriors will face the one thing they can’t defeat: love, and the remarkable women who claim their hearts.

Book #1: The Chief
slated for release March 23, 2010

Book #2: The Hawk
slated for release August 31, 2010

Book #3: The Ranger
slated for release December 29, 2010

Please note: all dates are tentative and subject to change.

Okay, when you’re all done wiping away the drool. I have another great cover for you. Via Twitter I’ve stumbled over a lot of new to me authors in the contemporary genre. One of them is Julie James. I bought her first two books just on Twitter buzz and I hope to dive into them very soon. And recently Julie revealed the cover her third book which is also coming out in Spring 2010 (releasedate is March 2nd):


Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and nearly ruining his career…

Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it’s no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes—and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension…


8 thoughts on “Breaking News Sunday

  1. Great books Pearl, of course I have them on my wishlist… and that Julie James cover I like ittttt! Thanks for pointing these books out! BTW are you feeling as "hangover" as I am today? LOL!

  2. @Marissa > I like all the Julie James covers but this one the most of the three. @Patti > Am in the midst of preparing my release/wishlist for 2010 already and it's indeed going to be a year of great reads!@girrlit > As far as I know the Lara Adrian books are released as Mass Market Paperbacks and Rhapsody brings out the Book Club Edition Hardcover but no first edition hardcovers. @Mandi > How did you like JTSMA from Julie James? I have to start with that one. @Donna > I also like the covers a lot, they had a bit of tweaking since Veil of Midnight, but still very appealing! Have you read Ashes of Midnight? If so, what did you think of it?

  3. This makes me happy after the Sunday I had, *clearing throat* where I "accidently" bashed my car into the mail box, proceeded to scrape the heck out my ENTIRE side door – makes my day to see all these great books coming out :) BTW I'm always on the look out for a good highlander series.

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