08 September 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Author: Carolyn Crane
Title: Double Cross
Series: The Desillusionists Trilogy #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 28th 2010
Publisher: Spectra
Edition: Paperback

Justine Jones has lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she's lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard. He gifts her with extraordinary mental powers-dooming her to fight Midcity's shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now, serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard - and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity's new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men . . . one on a journey of redemption, and the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

Author: Meljean Brook
Title: The Iron Duke
Series: Iron Seas #1
Genre: Steampunk
Release Date: October 5th 2010
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Edition: Paperback

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.


Blodeuedd said...

Totally need The Iron Duke too

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey! Thanks for putting Double Cross on your WoW and seriously, I'm with you on Iron Duke - So excited for it!!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

This is on my radar as well. After recently reading the first book I am really looking forward to reading more with Justine. Enjoy!