Apr 26, 2011

2 Cover Reveals - Soul Thief by Jana Oliver & Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
August 30th, 2011 from St. Martin's Griffin

Riley Blackthorne’s adventures continue in the second spellbinding Demon Trappers novel, as she battles demons… and a love that could destroy her

At the start of the second thrilling installment of the Demon Trappers series, 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her sweet boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. Add to the mix: Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad, and Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.

But as the demon count in Atlanta increases, the already crippled Trappers Guild has its hands full, and, when the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever. As Riley’s life becomes a dangerous balancing act, will she be strong enough not to tip? And who will be there to catch her if she falls?

I haven't read The Demon Trappers Daughter. I was on a paranormal cleanse during the release and never revisited the idea. The cover looks like a sister-cousin of the first. Easy to recognize... Who doesn't love a pretty girl in Chucks?

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Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
October 8th, 2011 by HarperCollins

Joy Delamere is suffocating.

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe…if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength

Well this sounds deep. I have to be in the mood to read about abuse when it pertains to children. Having kids of my own, I can't read a book and then easily forget about it - the story stays with me for days. Heavy books like that are important and necessary, but I can't read them on a whim. I have to mentally prepare for them. I think that is why I stayed away from contemporary for so long, I thought every book was about love and loss. The cover is gorgeous and I'm sure Don't Breathe will receive a lot of great attention. 

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