Â Anyone heard any early buzz on these? What upcoming debuts have caught your eye?
The Mayan doomsday prophecy states that the world will end on December 21, 2012. The NOVELS OF THE FINAL PROPHECY tell of the ancient myths that come to life in the last four years before that end-date, and their opposition by the Nightkeepers, descendants of an ancient magic-wielding race sworn to protect mankind from the apocalypse.
In NIGHTKEEPERS, their last king is forced to team up with a Miami-Dade narcotics detective in order to reunite his scattered warriors and fight Zipacna, god of the Mayan underworld. Wielding ancestral magic based on bloodletting and sex, the king will have to choose between his duty and his love for the human woman who is the gods’ destined sacrifice.
June 3rd. Love the title and cover. Holly has a review over at The Book Binge.
(For Bound by Shadow) Riana Dumain is a fully trained Sybil, a warrior priestess battling
evil whose practical magic keeps her grounding in earthly science — and desires. She knows that gorgeous NYPD detective Creed Lowell is dangerous, and possibly a foot soldier for the evil Legion cult, using his badge and drop-dead looks to consolidate demonic power.
Creed’s low profile Occult Crimes Unit pulls Riana and her two sister Sybils into the case of a politician’s son, murdered in a ritualistic sacrifice. Soon, Riana’s instincts prove true. Creed, the hottest half-human she’s ever known, a demon in bed and out, is guarding a trapdoor to hell. And unless Riana can find a way to tame her mystery man’s treacherous inner self (and her heart), all of Manhattan may be enveloped by darkness.
Three month, back-to-back release, starting in June.
For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker–an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed…and may be all that prevents her doom.
The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead.Â For Mira, the time has come to hunt…or be hunted.
But in a dimension just beyond the world’s boundaries, a banished race stirs dangerously, hungry for power, for domination, for vengeance.Â Already a protective seal has been breached: already blood flows like a river through the world’s great cities.
And only the collaboration of two sworn enemies can save humankind…and its feral brethren.
July 29.Â Not sure if it’s romance or UF. By author blurbs (Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson) I’m guessing it’s UF.
Also, looking forward to:
PLEASURE UNBOUND by Larissa Ione (okay, not technically a debut, since she co-writes the sexy/fun ACRO series as Sydney Croft, and because she’s also had novellas published, but it’s the debut of her DEMONICA series (Demon E.R.) and first solo single-title.)