You might have noticed the start of a pattern. I do a “Month/Month Releases” post, and a month later I do a “More Month/Month Releases” post.
You’re probably thinking, “Why doesn’t Kristen just do these posts one month at a time if she’s doing one a month? This seems overly complicated, and also, these post titles are way too long.”
You are not wrong about the titles, dear reader, but the thing about these posts is, I always end up missing books. I make the post, and then I inevitably find more books from the month that already passed. When I do it this way, it gives me a chance to showcase more books I’m excited for!
Alright, now that I’m done explaining something no one asked about, let’s get to the books! Because I only have a few to share this time, but hopefully the quality will make up for the lack of quantity ;-)
*Missed my first September/October 2018 new releases post? You can find it here!*
Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie // Sep 14
Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?
I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they…offered me the job?
It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s a guild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.
So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.
Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn’t a reverse harem. It’s 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.
I love Annette Marie’s Steel & Stone books, so I’m excited to have another urban fantasy series from her, and the description of fun and sassy is highly accurate!
Chaos Cocktail: 13 Fantasy Bar Brawls // Oct 2
This isn’t your grandmother’s pub crawl…
It’s not even your crazy uncle’s kinda scene. Unless your uncle happens to be a glitter-spewing unicorn shifter, a ghost-spying vampire, a pole-dancing werewolf, or a Neolithic entrepreneur. No? Well then, you’re in for a treat! But be forewarned, even the supernatural folk can’t hold their liquor all the time. And when their kind don’t mind their Ps and Qs, things get… interesting.
Stop in for a drink at 13 fantasy watering holes brought to you by authors:
Kory M. Shrum
Monica La Porta
Shelly M. Burrows
An anthology on my list? Whaaaat? I know, right? I don’t normally read anthologies because I’m not big on short stories, but if ever an anthology sounded like it would be my kinda thing… I mean, come on. Strange supernatural creatures are my jam! (And it’s only 99c to pre-order!) Bring on the pole-dancing werewolves!
Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein // Oct 16
Victor Frankenstein is the first to unlock the key to life, but not the last. Over two centuries of relentless advancement, five more minds find the secret, and five more creatures are made.
Five more stories end in tragedy.
From the stinking streets of 1850s London to the sun-drenched hysteria of a modern cruise liner, amidst passion, jealousy, art, obsession, desperation and war, Creatures is a hidden history of a forbidden science.
Another anthology on my list?? Who even am I??? I just couldn’t help myself. This one also sounds absolutely like my kinda thing because I love Frankenstein inspired stories and retellings!