This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week we're featuring picks chosen by SQT and Jim.
SQT's can't wait to read selection is:
Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay
Publisher: Gallery Books
Date: August 14, 2012
Working the Homicide
squad, Alexis Bianco believes she’s seen every way a life can be taken.
Then she meets the mysterious Lola and finds out she’s wrong. More
weapon than woman, Lola pursues a predator with a method of murder like
If you think you’ve never
encountered Tormenta, think again. You’re friends with one. Have worked
for one. Maybe even fallen in love with one.
They walk amongst us—looking like us, talking like us. Coercing our subconscious with their actions.
the long-legged beauty that seduces the goofy geek only to break his
heart, causing him to break his own neck in a noose. Or the rockstar,
whose every song celebrates self-harm, inspiring his devoted fans to
press knives to their own throats. The pusher who urges the addict
toward one more hit, bringing him a high from which he’ll never come
down. The tyrannical boss, crushing an assistant’s spirit until a bridge
jump brings her low.
We call it a suicide. Tormenta call it a
score, their demonic powers allowing them to siphon off the unspent
lifespan of those who harm themselves.
To Bianco, being a cop is
about right and wrong. Working with Lola is about this world and the
next...and maybe the one after that. Because everything is about to
change. The coming of a mighty Tormenta is prophesied, a dark messiah
known as the Mosca.
To stop him, Bianco and Lola must fight
their way through a cryptic web of secret societies and powerful legends
to crack an ancient code that holds the only answer to the Mosca’s
defeat. If this miscreant rises before they can unmask him, darkness
will reign, and mankind will fall in a storm of suicides.
Nobody’s safe. Everyone’s a threat.
We've all had people in our lives that seem to suck the soul out of everyone they touch- and now we have a name for them. I hope this lives up to the promise of its premise- it sounds very intriguing.
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
I saw this cover via ACE's facebook page and immediately thought, that looks like my kind of book - let me check out the blurb. I actually skipped right over that first sentance at first not realizing that a) this is military scifi written by a woman (bonus!) and b) it's the second book in the series (which means I'll need to seek out A Soldier's Duty first). But the plot sounds like my kind of book, and the reviews of the first book on Amazon indicate that this is not a romance disguised as scifi (since Jean Johnson is a romance writer as well, it was a possibility).