This is a weekly book meme, hosted by
Jill @ Breaking the Spine,
which features future releases that
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!
Here's my pick for this week!
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League #6
Release date: December 15, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider the whole of his life. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything- His birthright, his family and his military career. In all his life, he’s only had one love and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. But now that his good deed is done, he feels lost and adrift. Even though they do their best to include him in their new family, he’s once again on the outside looking in.
Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him while trying desperately to fit in. His family, the world, you name it. Badly hurt by everyone he’s ever known, he trusts no one except his own best friend. And honestly, he can’t understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he’s never seen.
But when he is in his darkest hour, he’s saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels. A man who is every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is. One who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone.
Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the courtship and fiasco that invariably follows. Still, there is something about Ture he can’t resist. Something that won’t let him walk away when he knows he should.
But when old enemies return to threaten them both, they either have to stand together or die alone.
Why I'm Waiting for it:
Probably this Sunday I'll do a Series Sunday for The League and tell you all why it's so wonderful, but ignoring the fantastic series and the amazing author whom I adore, the reason I'm waiting for this book is (because you read the synopsis correctly), it's mainstream slash. Yes, I mean male/male love story. Since I'm still very new and you wonderful readers don't know me very well yet, my ultimate guilty pleasure is slash fiction. I love taking the woman out of the equation and seeing how two guys handle a relationship. Plus, hot guy + hot guy = two hot guys. What's not to love about that?
But what has me most psyched about this book is that I am actually getting my love story in a mainstream novel. Don't get me wrong, I frequent self-published slash and have loads of the material published by Dreamspinner Press (an all-slash online publisher), but to see one of my favorite authors take my favorite world and believe so strongly in her world, in her characters and in her fanbase to publish a full-length slash novel in the mainstream just has me doing cartwheels. Plus, I totally love Maris, who is a prevalent character in the previous book, Born of Silence. To see him get his own book has me unbelievably psyched. I've been waiting for a gay Dark Hunter for ages, but Maris' book is not one I would even contemplate passing up. December, hurry up and get here!