Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gorgeous Gems

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
(The Steampunk Chronicles)

by Kady Cross
Release date: May 22, 2012

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling-or dangerous.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship.

More than ever, Finley Jayne will rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley...and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Sam, more machine than man, finds his moody heart tested by Irish lass Emily-whose own special abilities are no match for the darkness she discovers on the streets.

Now, to help those she's come to care for so deeply, Finley Jayne.

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The Onyx Talisman
by Brenda Pandos
Just released: March 23, 2012

"Alora looked back and the corner of her lip turned up. “It’s always darkest before the dawn, Julia. Good luck.” Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished." Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return.

Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.

Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late.

Can Julia bargain with fate?

When the time comes, will she even have a choice?

Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

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Sapphire Blue
by Kerstin Gier
Release date: October 30, 2012

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

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IN COMMENTS: tell me which gem sparkles bright for you and would you want to read the print or ebook of the book

Also, leave you email if I don't already have it.

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  1. I have kady cross' gem for review. I have been buying all of my books in ebook format this year and i am loving it

  2. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar has a beautiful cover!*_* Print, of course! :P

  3. I keep scrolling up to Kady Cross's book, so I best go with it. Love that cover! And again I choose print.

  4. I'm looking forward to The Girl in the Clockwork Collar. Print, please!

  5. I would love to read The Girl in the Clockwork Collar in print. The first book was pretty good and I hope this one is even better!

  6. The dress color in The Girl in the Clockwork Collar is gorgeous. I would like to read that book in print :)


  7. I read Ruby Red a few months ago, so I am really interested in seeing where the author takes Gwen in Sapphire Blue. So that one definitely sparkles brightest for me.
    I wish I could get a print copy of it, but would be happy with an ecopy.

  8. I do love sapphires, but give me a ruby I think. Gorgeous covers & colors.

    PRINT thank you.


  9. I think I like The Onyx Talisman. The cover is simple but interesting. I also like the summary of the book. I have not read any of these series. I want an ebook.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  10. Sapphires are for me!!! I just love the rich hue and all the *water* colors are my favorites ... aqua, blue, teal, sapphire, etc. AND the book has time travel, which is always a fun read :D

    Print because we ended up deciding to put in built-in bookshelves in the new house lol [YAY]


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