Friday, June 19, 2009

In My Mailbox [8]

Here is what arrived this week...

A sexy witch who writes romances and a police detective who sees more than mortal man team up to battle an ancient Aztec god!Dallas Police Detective Mark Valdez isn't just any cop, he's a psychic who knows that the cattle mutilations and torture murders he's been investigating are somehow tied together. He also knows that his meager psychic abilities aren't enough to identify the killers, much less stop them. Luckily, Mark has an ace up his sleeve: an attractive young romance novelist who happens to be a practicing witch. And not just any witch, either-Diana Tregarde is a Guardian, charged with protecting the Earth and all its creatures. Using modern science and ancient magics, Diana and Mark discover that they are tailing no ordinary serial killer but the awakened avatar of an Aztec god. Tezcatlipoca and his four beautiful handmaidens are preparing for a great sacrifice that will transform North America into a new Aztec realm. Diana isn't sure her powers are strong enough to take on those of a risen Aztec god, but she has no choice. As a Guardian, she is sworn to protect mankind, even at the cost of her own life. Luckily, she does not stand alone. Mark Valdez is more than just a cop. And Tezcatlipoca is not the only Aztec god walking in the world.

Is this Ragnarok, or just California?

The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world—and to kill those who refuse to fight.

But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans.

Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead, to rescue her murdered sister from death’s clutches. To do so, she’ll need the help of Hermod, a Norse god bumming around Los Angeles with troubles of his own. Together they find themselves drafted into a higher cause, trying to do what fate long ago deemed could not be done: save the world of man. For even if myths aren’t made to be broken, it can’t hurt to go down fighting…can it?

Working graveyards in a stop & rob seemed a small price for Cory to pay in order to get her degree and get the hell out of Nor-Cal. She was terrified of disappearing into the aimless vortex that awaited the lost and the young that haunted her neck of the woods.

Until the night she actually stopped looking at her books and looked up. What awaited her was a world she had only read about--one filled with fantastical creatures that she was sure she could never be.And then Adrian walked in--and she discovered that risking your life was nothing compared to facing who you really were. And then falling in love.

An Imperfect Match
Brodick McJames is an earl in name only. To secure his clan's future he needs an English wife. Mary Stanford, daughter of the Earl of Warwickshire, will suit perfectly. He's never met her, but what matter? She'll grace his bed eventually, and once she bears his child he need see her no more.
Anne Copper looks just like her noble half-sister, but she was born illegitimate, and can never forget it. The best she can hope for is to stay a serving girl in her own father's house. But when Lady Mary finds herself betrothed to a Scot, it seems there's a use for Anne after all . . .
The woman who arrives in Alcaon is not what Brodick expects, and the passion that grows between them promises far more than a marriage of convenience. When fate draws two together, it may take more than a noblewoman's plot to part them .


  1. I love your mailman Anna, LOL.
    First one sounds like she's writing a Urban Fantasy now? (Sorry I can't see titles and authors now that I'm replying). I wonder if this would be a good way to try hers.

    Cant wait to hear on how they are! Especially Mary Wine. Historical :) They all sound good!

  2. The books sound great!

    I have never read Mercedes Lackey, but I am thinking that I might need to pick her up at least once,

    I went book shopping for my mother the other day and bought myself In Bed With a Stranger.

  3. Oh, I didn't know Mercedes Lackey's new one was UF, or at least looks like a UF. I hope it's good for you.

    I picked up another fantasy today. Dragons. Naomi Novak's first in her Temeraire series, His Majesty's Dragon!

  4. Well this Mercedes Lackey book isn't new, but it is a reissue. Burning Water was originally published in 1989. This new cover came out in 2005. There are two other books in the series... Children of the Night & Jinx High.

    It does seem that it's a Urban Fantasy. Looks like a good one though.

  5. Great book haul Anna! I'm really interested in that Mary Wine book. Hmm...I think I might have to load up my Amazon cart today.

    ;) VFG

  6. Awesome! Can't wait to see what you think of Norse Code :D

  7. Oh, I've had that Mercedes Lackey and Amy Lane on my tbb list for ages! Can't wait to see what you think about them.

  8. Anna,

    I am so looking forward to Norse Code, I can't wait to hear what you think of it.


  9. Norse code is something I would like to read.
    Fun week for you :D

  10. Norse Code looks like a good read, I've seen some reviews around lately. I've read Vulnerable, I really liked it, it's quite steamy. :)


  11. Hi Donna,

    I'm glad to hear you liked Vulnerable. It's been on my TBR list for a very long time. I'm looking forward to reading it. :)



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