May 2010 Releases (Part 1)

May 11, 2010 at 4:00 am 18 comments

Continuing to shake things up around here, I’m breaking up my monthly releases post. Part 2 to come next week!


May 4, 2010: White Cat (The Curse Workers series, book 1) by Holly Black

Here is a book description:

White CatCassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.


May 4, 2010: Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires series, book 8 ) by Rachel Caine

Here is a book description:

Kiss of Death
Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he’s been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael’s all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell…


May 14, 2010: In and Out (Men of Smithfield series, book 4) by LB Gregg

Here is the description from the author’s site:

In and OutThey were star-crossed lovers from the start.
Former television sensation and renowned world explorer, Holden Worthington, is held prisoner by crippling agoraphobia. When a sexy young laborer arrives to set his property to rights, a ray of light begins to glimmer in Holden’s dark and narrow world. A grisly discovery throws the two men together, and Holden finds his world turned inside out—by his inappropriate longing for his awkward, young employee, Adam Morgan, and by a threat growing around them both. All of Smithfield believes Holden has something to hide, and Adam is determined to bring everything—including Holden Worthington—into the open.


May 18, 2010: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy series, book 5) by Richelle Mead.

Here is the description from the publisher’s site:

Spirit BoundDimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and he’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.


May 18, 2010: Shade (Generation Ghost series, book 1) by Jerri Smith Ready

Here is a book description:

ShadeBest. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan’s band playing a critical gig and Aura’s plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend’s life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan’s sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He’s gone. Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn’t help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura’s relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura’s heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.


OK, so I totally averted my eyes while formatting the descriptions for Kiss of Death and Spirit Bound, since I’m behind on both those series. I think I may have to take a page out of Tracy’s book, and have my own “finish the series” challenge.

I’m really excited about White Cat, about which I read such great things at The Book Smugglers. I’ve got the audiobook on request from the library, and hope it comes in soon!

The book I know I’ll be buying today (on its release day) is In and Out. I can’t get enough of the Men of Smithfield!:-) ETA: As Chris has pointed out in the comments, I seem to not know what date it is. I think the kid’s little league dramas have drained what’s left of my tenuous hold on sanity.

Did I miss any books coming out this month that you’re looking forward to?

For information on other future releases, check out my Upcoming Releases page. For information about other previously released books, check out my Released in 2010 page.

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A few random observations from the past week Happy Release Day!

18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  May 11, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Wait, May 14 is Friday! Very, very cool! More LB!

    • 2. Renee  |  May 11, 2010 at 7:05 am

      omg, I’m totally lame! I was actually cking Aspen Mtn last night after midnight in my insanity!😛

      Glad I haven’t sent Lisabea that “happy release day” email yet…

      • 3. Chris  |  May 11, 2010 at 7:14 am


  • 4. Hilcia  |  May 11, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I need to catch up with L.B. Gregg’s series! I’m looking forward to Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews.:)

  • 5. Renee  |  May 11, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Cover Me was really cute! I loved Finn. I like that new one is is a little bit of a May-September.

    Can’t wait for Magic Bleeds, too! (It’ll be in next weeks post!)

  • 6. Janna  |  May 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I’m really looking forward to In and Out too, although I still have to read Cover Me. I just don’t like to have no books left to read from my favorite authors:) So when In and Out is available I can read Cover Me😉
    Nice post!

    • 7. Renee  |  May 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      lol. Always staying one behind? I also get bummed when I have finished an author’s backlist.

  • 8. Mandi  |  May 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    OOh..didn’t realize In and Out was out soooo soon!!!!! It will be a VERY GOOD weekend:)

    • 9. Renee  |  May 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      Yes! I think a lot of us know what we’ll be reading this weekend.😉

  • 10. orannia  |  May 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Oh, I liked the summary of White Cat when I read it (the summary) earlier this year, and I still like it! Must visit The Book Smugglers (where I haven’t been for ages😦 ) and read the review.

    I gave up on the Vampire Academy books earlier this year (yes, I am insane), but feel free to tell me what happens:) I want to know (just not enough to wade through them, which I’m sad to say is how it feels.)

    In and Out sounds good IMO!
    And I too am hanging out for Magic Bleeds. That’s one series I’m up-to-date with ATM:)

    • 11. Renee  |  May 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      It’s a good review!

      I really liked listening to the VA audiobks, but have had other ones I’d rather buy. I’ll get back to them eventually (and let you know!):-)

      I usually read both MoS and Kate Daniels series as soon as they’re out!

  • 12. Leslie  |  May 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve requested White Cat from the library for the teen and me too!

    • 13. Renee  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:59 am

      Hope you both enjoy it!:-)

  • 14. KC (Smokinhotbooks)  |  May 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Come on Friday get here allready dang it.

    • 15. Renee  |  May 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

      What KC said.😉

  • 16. nath  |  May 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Hi Renee!!

    Did I tell you that I like the new layout? I can’t remember… well I like it😀

    Seems like a lot of YA are being released this month. I heard a lot of good about the Holly Black, so I hope you enjoy it!😀

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