Books Michelle Covets: Marked by Elisabeth Naughton, Faithful Place by Tana French & Black Hills by Nora Roberts

Why I want to read it: Another to-be-released book whose blurb and excerpt just intrigues me and I want to read more!

Blurb:
THERON – Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.

From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life—silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her.

She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body.

As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Marked will be released on April 27, 2010. You can read an excerpt of this book here.

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faithfulplaceWhy I want to read it: I've read both In the Woods (2007) and The Likeness (2008) and they were two of the best mystery books I've read in the past two years. I know Faithful Place is going to be just as awesome!

Blurb:

The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.

Image & Blurb from FantasticFiction
Faithful Place will be released on July 13, 2010.

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blackhillsWhy I want to read it: I know this book has been out for a while but I'm waiting for the paperback (because I'm too cheap to buy the hardcover). I heard it reads like a classic NR novel and I love her older books the best.

Blurb:
Lil Chance fell in love with Cooper Sullivan pretty much the first time she saw him, an awkward teenager staying with his grandparents on their cattle ranch in Montana while his parents went through a messy divorce. They spent every summer together, treking in the Black Hills, tracking cougar and falling in love. Then Cooper broke her heart and moved back to New York City. Ten years later and Cooper has given up his job in the police force to run the ranch after his grandfather is injured in a fall. Lil has stayed true to her love of cougars and of the Black Hills and opened an animal sanctuary. She has been targeted by animal rights campaigners in the past but this time someone seems intent on murder. As hikers are killed, animals mutiliated and a family member goes missing, Lil knows that she has no choice but to turn to Cooper for help in her fight for survival ...

Image & Blurb from FantasticFiction.

The paperback print of Black Hills will be released on May 24, 2010.




"Books I Covet" is a new weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!

1 comment

  1. I need to get on the Tana French bandwagon. I've heard so many good things...love that you had three this week. My WoW cup runneth over, too...so many great upcoming books!

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