Saturday, February 13, 2010

[What a Geek Wants] The Valentine's Edition

From Book Chick City

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted here at Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. I hope you will join in! If you want to know more click here.

Me: Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow I am whipping up some romances and books with a strong emphasis on the relationship. I am not the best guy to consult as far as romance goes. I enjoy the physical dimension of the relationship, rather than the emotional. At least in literature. So, yeah...

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'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenenger

On the surface, Henry and Clare Detamble are a normal couple living in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from the present to the past, with no regard for where he is or what he is doing. It drops him naked and vulnerable into another decade, wearing an age-appropriate face. In fact, it's not unusual for Henry to run into the other Henry and help him out of a jam. Sound unusual? Imagine Clare Detamble's astonishment at seeing Henry dropped stark naked into her parents' meadow when she was only six. Though, of course, until she came of age, Henry was always the perfect gentleman and gave young Clare nothing but his friendship as he dropped in and out of her life. It's no wonder that the film rights to this hip and urban love story have been acquired.



'Succubus Blues' by Richelle Mead

Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.

Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants. The wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven’t stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess get-up complete with whip and wings. And she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore—free books, all the white chocolate mochas she can drink, and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…



'Succubi Like It Hot' by Jill Myles

With a flirtatious new figure, her dream job as an archaeologist, and two gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive Itch—an angel and a vampire—Jackie Brighton is totally getting the hang of life as a succubus.

Then her need for sex spirals out of control, and she accidentally knocks the pizza guy unconscious with her touch. Great, she’s cursed. Unfortunately, neither of her jealous lovers is exactly talking to her right now.

So after Jackie strikes a deal with a crafty demon, she and her best friend Remy take a cross-country road trip to deliver a cryptic message to the nation’s oldest succubus (who doesn’t look a day over eighteen.) Their journey gets weirder with every mile—demonic possession, a charming stalker, a deadly hotel room warning—but when they get to New Orleans, Jackie discovers a dangerous catch to her supernatural bargain. Someone wants her dead (again), but has she been sleeping with the enemy?

Or do the forces of evil think they’re some kind of match for a vixen in a miniskirt?

10 comments:

Hagelrat said...

that new Richelle Mead cover is freaking gorgeous.

Harry Markov said...

I knowwww. So awesome. :) I want it! Gah.

Kelly Peres said...

i agree with hagelrat rats comment i love the cover for the new richelle mead!

Another Daydreamer said...

I've been meaning to read The Time Traveler's Wife - maybe someday I will get around to it. ;-)

chrissie_goldsmith said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is really good. And I just bought Succubus Blues today and can't wait to get started on it!

You can see my wishlist at: www.chrissiescorner.co.uk

Book Chick City said...

Is the Richelle Mead a US cover? I haven't seen it before and I love it! I read The Time Traveler's Wife a while back and I did enjoy it even if I had a few issues with it too :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

That's the German cover. I know, it's so beautiful! I've tried reading The Time Travelers Wife, but I never quite make it. I think I'm just going to enjoy the movie.

Harry Markov said...

Thanks to all that posted. I will hope to do my best to comment on your own wishlists, but I may get lost along the way.

I hope that the Time Traveler's Wife is good and I do believe that German cover to be made of awesome.

Lori said...

OMG that Richelle Mead cover is stunning. It is pissing me off that all the beautiful covers are going on the international books and we get left with the "other" covers. Great book selection by the way. Here's Mine

Harry Markov said...

As a proud European, I am not complaining, but I agree that she is a beautie that cover.

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