Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's WoW is

ROYAL STREET(SENTINELS OF NEW ORLEANS #1)
Royal Street
As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerald St. Simon has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and the killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.(From GoodReads
Author Suzanne Johnson runs one of my favorite blogs, Preternatura. It's a fabulous blog with great review, a great book club, and, let's face it, fantastic giveaways.  When I found out she had written ROYAL STREET, I was so excited.
As someone who lived in Louisiana during the time of Hurricane Katrina, I am so curious to read Johnson's "supernatural" take on the aftermath of that turbulent time. I am supposed to receive a review copy of ROYAL STREET and I can't wait!

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Tor Books
 
You can find ROYAL STREET at GoodReads.
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds cool! It's a new one for me as well I'll have to check it out. Great pick!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! This book looks great!

    Lisa

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  3. This one sounds uniquely thrilling. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. WOW! look pretty badass this book =D great pick!

    My WoW
    Survive by Alex Morel


    Happy reading! ^.^
    Dazzling Reads

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  5. That sounds so good,and very interesting. It sounds like it has a bit of comedy mixed in, and I like those kinds of books. I just put this one on my wishlist, Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW:
    http://unabridgedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-is-weekly-event.html

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  6. I hadn't heard of this one before. If you like it, i'll add it to my to read list. :)

    I like the cover.. she's wearing a tank top instead of a dress. +1

    I'm happy to see the cover artist knew that a poofy dress during a hurricane wasn't very practical.

    After reading over my comment I changed poopy to poofy. I should have left it. typos are fun.

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  7. This sounds really good! I love wizards and voodoo - nice and different right now. I definitely am adding it to my wishlist.

    My WoW this week

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  8. OOh awesome! Haven't heard of this, but it does look pretty awesome!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. Ohhh this looks kind of interesting! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  10. Great pick. Sounds like a really good read.

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  11. I know Suzanne is a fantastic writer - I read some of her stuff on the FF&P Mud Puddle - so "Royal Street" is sure to be made of awesome. And I love love love the cover for this book! Totally kickass!

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