New Releases I’m Looking Forward to in November & Then Some Part 2!
As Snow Patrol, Matchbox Twenty (two of my most favorite bands of all time), and The Magnetic Fields who I was introduced to today by Ann Aguirre on Twitter (Thanks Ann!) – play in the background I return to you my dear readers – how ever many or few you are. I am here to pick up where I so suddenly left you hanging 2 weeks ago for the next in my list of November Releases I am looking forward to. My apologies for the cliff-hanger but well, sometimes life gets in the way and the best laid plans…
I had planned *insert hysterical laughter here* to have this particular post up the day after its release day (11/3) because it deserves all the attention it has been getting and more. Okay, to be honest I haven’t read it yet either but, this post is about books I am looking forward to reading so that makes sense right? However, I have only heard wonderful things about this book and even though I am now two weeks behind on posting this and I can’t imagine there is anyone who hasn’t already heard of it – I am adding mine to the fray. “Why?” you ask, well the answer is simple the book is Skin Game by Ava Gray a.k.a. Ann Aguirre!
Here’s the cover and the blurb:
A beautiful fugitive—wanted dead or alive.
Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target’s strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist—anything she wants… for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father’s murder; with deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano’s inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.
A hit man who never misses the mark.
Reyes has nothing but his work. Pity for Kyra, he’s the best and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He’s been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash—and bring her back to face Serrano’s “justice.” Dead will do, if he can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce heat and her outlaw heart. So Reyes has a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.
Here is the link to the Ava Gray website where you will find the first chapter and information about the next book in the series Skin Tight. Plus there are links to several other places you can get the books besides IndieBound which is where you will be taken if you click on the image of the book cover.
Here are some reviews:
Here are a couple of interviews with Ava a.k.a. Ann:
So there you have it. I can’t wait to get Skin Game into my hot little hands! I love her Jax series and from what everyone tells me I won’t be disappointed with Skin Game.
Speaking of Ann Aguirre’s Jax Series, I am woefully behind on reviews also – but later this week look for reviews of both Grimspace and Wanderlust two of the three book available in the Jax Series. Plus I will be hosting a giveaway for a copy of Doubleblind – even though I don’t have a copy myself, so haven’t been able to read it. The contest for Doubleblind comes courtesy of both Fantasy Literature…Frankly and Smexy Books (links above go check them out and say hello from me.) To explain why I am hosting the contest for this book with them as sponsors (of sorts), remember not too long ago I guest blogged at FanLit…Frankly? Well, the giveaway for that guest blog was a copy of Doubleblind and Mandi of Smexy Books fame was chosen as the winner – but as you can see from her links above she had already read and reviewed the book so she donated it to me for a giveaway to accompany my reviews. (come to think of it I really should have seen if I could finagle the copy for myself instead…oh well, my loss is your gain!) Thanks SB Frank and Mandi!!!! So stay tuned for your chance to win!