vendredi 10 août 2018

[News] - [Couvertures] - [VO] - A paraitre en août 2018

27 Adult Titles Releasing in August

Ilona Andrews
Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can’t-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.
Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She’s made friends and enemies. She’s found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.
Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate’s doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.
Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.
For her child.
For Atlanta.
For the world.

Katie MacAlister

Dragon Hunter Wanted:
Sword supplied. No experience necessary.
One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword… and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there’s a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits. Now my job is to protect mortals – and I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing.
Then there’s tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian’s got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword. So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who – and what – I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous… because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned.

Richard Kadrey

Life and death takes on an entirely new meaning for half-angel, half-human hero James Stark, aka, Sandman Slim, in this insanely inventive, high-intensity tenth supernatural noir thriller in the New York Times bestselling series.
James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to L.A., he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood—an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself . . . because he’s only partially alive.
There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again—and this time there will be no coming back. Even though he’s armed with the Room of Thirteen Doors, Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed he’s got to enlist the help of new friends—plus a few unexpected old faces.
Stark has been in dangerous situations before—you don’t get named Sandman Slim for nothing. But with a mysterious enemy on the loose, a debt to pay, and a clock ticking down, this may truly be the beginning of his end. . . .

Amanda Ashley
“A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne  

Sofia Ravenwood was once fascinated by vampires—their seductive power, their inhuman strength, their dark desires. Then one of them attacked her family, and she threw out her goth attire and vowed to keep clear of her enemies. Until she heard about Ethan Parrish: a sweet, sizzling-hot former college football player, turned into a vampire against his will.

Wandering the deserted streets of Morgan Creek, Wyoming, Ethan’s sure he’ll be alone forever—a monster like him deserves nothing else. Then beautiful, complicated Sofia agrees to meet him, fangs and all. The need she ignites in him is more than just the pulse of her blood or the scent of her skin. But he’s not the only bloodsucker desperate to make her his own . . .
Praise for Amanda Ashley and Twilight Dreams

Robert Jackson Bennett
“The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists.”—Brandon Sanderson

“Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe!”–Tamora Pierce

In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself–the first in a dazzling new series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett. 
Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. 
But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic–the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience–have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. 
Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them. 
To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.

P. Djèlí Clark

Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God’s Drums.
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air–in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.
But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations.
Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God’s Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.
“A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!”—New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld

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mercredi 1 août 2018

Gods & Monsters T.1 : Le Noir lui va si Bien - Kelly Keaton

Quatrième de Couverture :
Ari a 17 ans et n'a pas connu ses parents. Son signe particulier ? De longs cheveux blancs et des yeux argentés. Qui est-elle vraiment ? Quelle est cette malédiction dont lui a parlé sa mère dans une lettre écrite juste avant sa mort ? Aidée par le séduisant Sebastian, Ari cherche des réponses à La Nouvelle-Orléans, une ville désormais aux mains de neuf familles puissantes. Dont aucune n'est humaine...
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Il y a très longtemps que j'ai ce roman dans ma liseuse mais je n'ai jamais vraiment eu l'envie de le lire. Puis je me suis rappelée que cela parlait de mythologie grecque alors j'ai sauté le pas.
Je n'avais aucune idée du contenu du roman, mais sachant que cela parlait de mythologie j'ai rapidement deviné la plupart des mystères concernant Ari.

Au final, j'ai bien aimé l'histoire qui offre une revisite vraiment intéressante et moderne de cette mythologie. Elle est trop peu poussée à mon goût, mais étant donné que la série se déroule sur plusieurs tomes je peux comprendre que l'auteur ne dévoile pas entièrement son jeu dès le début.

Le personnages sont attrayants, en particuliers la petite bande d'enfants, même si eux aussi auraient gagner à être un peu plus creusés.
En fait on se concentre presque exclusivement sur Ari, qui raconte l'histoire, et un peu sur Sebastian qui l'accompagne. En conséquence de quoi tout le reste est relégué à l'arrière-plan. Le bon côté c'est que cela nous permet de faire les découvertes à son rythme sans que les explications ne cassent vraiment le récit.

Au final, je n'ai vraiment qu'un seul point un peu négatif, le style du récit. J'ai eu du mal à adhérer et à rentrer complètement dans le roman. L'écriture n'est pas maladroite, mais avait un petit côté "bancal" qui m'a empêché de me laisser complètement aller, à me laisser embarquer par l'auteur.
Après, il est possible que ce soit une volonté de l'auteur afin de construire un texte adapté aux adolescents avant tout.
Car c'est un roman YA, ne nous y trompons pas.

En ce sens, il est agréable, original et je suis curieuse de lire la suite pour en apprendre plus sur cette mythologie !

Infos :
  • Le Noir lui va si Bien
  • Gods & Monsters #1
  • Kelly Keaton
  • 12-21 (octobre 2012)
  • 307 pages
  • 16.90 € (broché) - 11.99 € (numérique)
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mardi 24 juillet 2018

Elemental Assassin T.17 : Venom in Veins - Jennifer Estep

Quatrième de Couverture :
Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything ...

It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends--but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld.

This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley's problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland.

But when another blast from my dark and deadly past as the Spider comes to light, I wonder if I'll be able to survive this dangerous new enemy, who has a burning thirst for revenge that will only be satisfied with one thing: my death.
Note :
Avis :
Déjà -?- le dix-septième opus des aventures de Gin Blanco, et le premier en auto-publication. Je me permet de m'arrêter sur ce point car cela impact sur le format (et la qualité d'impression de la couverture mais je chipote) et le moyen format se démarque nettement dans les étagères, ce qui m'agace un peu. D'une j'aime l'uniformité, de deux j'avoue préféré le format poche.

Pour ce qui est de l'histoire en elle-même il n'y a rien de vraiment surprenant pour qui connait la série. La construction est même devenue ultra-classique. Nous n'avons plus autant de lourdeur sur le drame d'enfance de l'héroïne, mais ces rêves qui servent de mémoire et permettent à l'auteur de nous faire découvrir le passé de Gin. Je reconnais qu'après plusieurs utilisation de cette ficelle, j'aurai bien aimé un peu de changement.
Côté intrigue, Gin va mettre les pieds dans le plat et se retrouver dans la ligne de mire d'une vieille connaissance - afin de protéger l'un de ses amis.

Une intrigue efficace, bien construite, qui distille les informations au fur et à mesure tout en gardant le lecteur en haleine. On ne peut pas nier le talent de l'auteur. Elle sait vraiment bien construire ses histoires et ce même après 17 romans de la même série.
On en apprend un peu plus sur le Cercle et je dois admettre que je suis sur les dents ! Trop peu d'informations pour toujours plus de questions ! Je m'intéresse plus à cette organisation qu'au passé de Gin.

Gin qui a bien évolué avec son rôle de successeur de Mab. Plus de remords et de réflexions - les remords ont une très grande place dans ce roman. La Gin des premiers tomes me manquent un peu, c'était un assassin et non pas une "proie". Là, depuis trois ou quatre tomes, elle est dans la défense plus que dans l'attaque. Mais bon, c'est cohérent avec l'évolution du personnage, je suppose que pour retrouver ce style des débuts eh bien il faudra relire les débuts !!

Pour conclure je dirai que cela reste un bon roman, bien dans la ligné de la série. Contrairement à d'autres saga au moins aussi longue si ce n'est plus, elle tient bien la route et réussit à continuer à séduire, même sans le "pep's" et l'originalité des premiers tomes !

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mercredi 18 juillet 2018

[News] - [Couvertures] - [VO] - Juillet 2018

14 Adult Titles Releasing in July

Vivian Shaw
Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations.
When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen — and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera.
Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires — and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men’s bones.
Dr. Greta Helsing novels
Strange Practice
Dreadful Company

Karen Chance
Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back–and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in theNew York Times bestselling series.
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir–half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate’s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory’s fey friends goes missing. They fear he’s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights–sometimes to the death–between different types of fey.
As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it’ll take everything she has to defeat the slavers–and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare….

Sarah Fine
One woman is in a world of otherworldly trouble—and she’s going to have to bet her life to save humankind.
Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger has put her dreams aside to look after her eccentric mother. Case in point: saving her from a mysterious stranger who’s just stormed the terrified woman’s antique store wearing a rattlesnake tattoo, leveling threats, and brandishing the weirdest deck of cards Ernie’s ever seen.
When Ernie grabs some of the cards and runs, she’s launched into a world she never knew existed—one her mother may know more about than she’s revealing. With a handful of stolen cards, Ernie has just been made an unwilling player in a game of good versus evil. But she’s not even playing with a full deck, and its original owner is more than happy to kill to get his cards back.
Suddenly Ernie’s matching wits and plays with the supernatural Immortal Dealers, who can raise empires, damn souls, and shape the world’s destiny. It’s up to Ernie to defeat the most brutal member of their order. And if her roguish new ally isn’t bluffing, he can help. The mystery is all in the cards, and to save her life—and humanity—Ernie had better learn how to deal.

jeudi 12 juillet 2018

Sweet - Emmy Laybourne

Quatrième de Couverture :
Madame, Monsieur,

J’ai l’honneur de vous inviter à une extraordinaire croisière de luxe à bord de l’Extravagance !

Au programme : découverte en avant-première d’un produit miracle qui vous débarrassera de vos bourrelets disgracieux. Et sans efforts !

Vous rêvez de retrouver votre taille de guêpe ? Le Solu est fait pour vous.

Le Solu n’est pas un amincissant comme les autres.
Le Solu vous fera vraiment maigrir.
Vous ne pourrez plus vous passer de lui.

Je vous le garantis.

N’attendez plus : rejoignez-nous sur les rives de Fort Lauderdale, en Floride, pour un embarquement imminent !

Au plaisir de vous aider à mincir,
Timothy Almstead, président de Solu Corporation
Note :
Avis :
Voilà un roman qui m'aura bien plu ! Surprenant, avec plein de points positifs, je le recommande volontiers.

L'action se déroule en hui-clos : les personnages ont embarqué pour une croisière sur l'océan il n'y a donc pas, ou peu, d’interactions extérieures, et c'est un point très important pour l'intrigue.
Cette croisière est organisé par une entreprise qui veut commercialiser un nouveau produit : quel meilleur coup de pub dans ces conditions, que de convier tous les people du moment et ceux ayant les moyens de payer ?
Le produit ? Le Solu, pour solution. Une poudre à utiliser en remplacement du sucre pour fondre sans efforts !

Laurel n'a pas d'argent et n'est pas célèbre, mais le père de sa meilleure amie Vivika est prêt à tout pour sa fille et leur a offert deux billets. Laurel est ronde, mais assume totalement ses formes. Elle est plutôt du genre à vouloir qu'on lui fiche la paix, mais elle est prête à tout pour soutenir Vivika.
Tom de son côté est un ancien enfant star de la TV. Après une période difficile, il s'est repris en main et se soumet à un emploi du temps strict. Il a été choisi pour couvrir la croisière et faire un reportage qui met en valeur le Solu.
Mais rien ne va tourner comme prévu pour eux...

En effet, ce roman n'est pas un simple YA, il tire vers le gore, l'horreur...l'apocalypse.
Car le Solu, vous ne pourrez plus vous en passer ! Et outre cette addiction extrême, le Solu fonctionne ! Tom et Laurel vont l'apprendre à leur dépends.

Je ne veux pas trop vous en dire pour vous laisser la découverte, mais sachez que ce roman est plutôt du genre horreur/zombie que comédie romantique !
La fin m'a d'ailleurs laissé sur ma faim (ha ha!) car on devine un potentiel horrifique prononcé. Mais l'auteur n'a pas prévu de suite et nous laisse libre d'imaginer la suite (et j'ai une imagination prolifique et cruelle !).

Un roman vraiment surprenant mais qui m'a bien plu.
Bien sur côté point faible, je dirai que le style ne m'a pas toujours convaincu. Toutefois, j'étais suffisamment intriguée par le contenu pour me laisser porter et tourner les pages ! 

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samedi 9 juin 2018

[News] - [Couvertures] - [VO] - Juin 2018 by ATUF

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27 Adult Titles Releasing in June

Seanan McGuire
Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.
It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.
They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.
You can’t kill what’s already dead.
Melissa F. Olson

Melissa F. Olson’s thrilling FBI vampire procedural Nightshades series concludes with Outbreak
The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Preternatural Investigation is facing its deadliest challenge, yet—internal investigation! Alex and Lindy are on the hook, and on the run.
But when all of the BPI’s captive vampires are broken free from their maximum security prison, and Hector finally steps out of the shadows, Alex must use every trick to stay ahead of both the BPI and the world’s most dangerous shade.
Confrontation is inevitable. Success is not.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love…
Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment–taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling…
Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…
But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back–even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy…
Kelley Armstrong
Mallt-y-Nos. Matilda of the Hunt. The lone woman who rides with the Wild Hunt, tasked with finding killers who’ve escaped justice and letting the hounds reap their souls. For Olivia Taylor-Jones, Matilda isn’t just a legendary figure from Welsh lore. She is Olivia’s past, and her future, one she’s finally embraced.
Having accepted her role as Matilda, Olivia must now lead her first Hunt. Seems simple enough. But when she questions their target’s guilt, the Hunt is halted, her mission failed. Still, it’s just a matter of getting Gabriel’s help and investigating the man’s past to reassure herself that he’s guilty. He must be. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be a target. But the deeper she digs, the more problems she finds, until she must question everything she knows about the Hunt and the choice she’s made.
With Rough JusticeNew York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong weaves an unmissable novella-length tale connected to her fan-favorite Cainsville series.
K. D. Edwards
In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past.
Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.
With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam’s relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune’s Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family’s death and the torments of his past?
Jim Butcher
An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard.
The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue–and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.
From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.
With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.
The collection includes:

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